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Cabinet Shelf Supports

One of the things that I find most fascinating about being a woodworker is the many differing techniques for accomplishing a task. As usual this Cabinet has a method for installing adjustable table shelves that I have not come across.


It consists of four saw toothed supports. You could make the supports from a couple of boards and then rip them to the correct width. I had parts from an old cabinet so I cut each support to the correct height and width than bolted pairs together. This allowed me to lay out saw and chop the saw tooth and end up with an exact pair. Once laid out it was a surprisingly quick process. I then drilled holes for the screws and attached them to the cabinet sides. I did have to remove the handle from my drill to get the hole placed correctly. The next job is to make the crosspieces which hold the shelves. You can see the one in the picture needed a little more care in measurement but it was a quick job and the adjustment works great.


Until I came across Paul Seller’s hanging Tool Cabinet I had not seen his method for installing adjustable shelves. If you have different methods that are unique for shelf installation let me know.

Categories: Hanging Tool Cabinet
  1. December 24, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Nicely done, I’ve seen that method and admire your tenacity to do it all with hand tools. We don’t need those big box, anodized rails and clips — looks great!

  2. Sylvain
    December 25, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Well done.
    In Belgium, you can find those toothed support in the home improvement stores. In my grand parent times, there would be two identical wardrobe in the sleeping room, one to hang clothes and the other with shelves. It is easy with this to retrofit a cast with shelves.
    Sylvain

  3. December 25, 2016 at 10:57 am

    That’s interesting. As I look at old furniture I will have to look more closely. Most pieces I have seen a permanently fixed.

  4. December 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Very interesting method! Maybe i can adopt it in my next cabinet-project.

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