Dowelling It Up a Notch

Sleek, modern shelving crafted from basic pine shelves and dowelling. Simplicity at its best!

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Shopping List

  • 3’ of 8/4” x 10” pine
  • 3 pieces of 1 3/8” dowelling 4’ long 2624-454
  • 3 pine shelves 6’ by 12” 2546-541
  • 3/8” rounding over router bit 1216-534
  • 1 1/2” Forstner bit 1213-877
  • rubber mallet 1030-075
  • carpenter’s glue 2020-182
  • desired finish

 

Here’s How

Braces

  • Rip 10” pine into 3” widths, sand, and then round corners with 3/8” router bit.
  • Using a 1 1/2” Forstner bit on a drill press, drill holes 90% of the way through

at 5 1/2”, 19 1/2” and 33 1/2” from the top of each brace.

  • Drill 1/8” holes for mounting screws at 3”, 18” and 32”.
  • Finish with paint, stain, or urethane as desired.
  • Locate the studs on your wall where the shelf is to go and fasten braces to the wall.

Dowel supports

  • Cut dowels to 13 1/2” in length (9 pieces).
  • Sand to taper end of dowels that will be inserted into drilled holes.
  • Finish with paint, stain, or urethane as desired.
  • Glue and hammer dowel into holes with a rubber mallet.

 

Shelves

  • Cut pine shelving to desired length.
  • Finish with paint, stain, or urethane as desired.
  • Place shelves on dowel supports and screw to dowelling.

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