Assemble the shelving unit

1 Hacksaw four pieces of W all-thread rod to 32" long. If necessary, you can join shorter sections with couplers to make the lengths you need. Hacksaw or file a screwdriver slot into one end of each rod, where shown on Drawing 9.

2 Do a test assembly before applying your finish to the shelf components. Assemble the unit upside down on a padded surface. Referring to Drawing 9, insert the four top end caps into the top shelf board, and temporarily secure them with masking tape. Then, turn the top shelf assembly over.

3 Screw an all-thread rod into each end cap in the top shelf. Refer to the tip on the opposite page for an assembly suggestion. Stack up the components, as shown on Drawing 9, and loosely install the flat washer and nut at each corner cleat. Use the screwdriver slot you made in the end of the all-thread rod to keep it from turning. Square up the components, and tighten each nut a little at a time until they're all snug. ♦

Project Design: James R. Downing Illustrations: Lorna Johnson Photographs: Hopkins Associates

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Exploded View Shelving Unit

Vi" coupler (if required)

Vi" coupler (if required)

How Make Shelving Units

Vi" dowel 13/i6" long

.Vi" dowel 13/4" long

11V4"

VJB)

Vt" flat washer V4" nut

FINISHED SIZE: 48"L x 11 V."W x 345/i6"T

Vi" dowel 13/i6" long

.Vi" dowel 13/4" long

11V4"

VJB)

Vt" flat washer V4" nut

FINISHED SIZE: 48"L x 11 V."W x 345/i6"T

Building Shelving Unit
Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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