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Curvy Shelf

Curvy Shelf

Materials:
Poplar is the suggested wood
A:  1@1"x6"x3' (makes the 2 sides)
B:  1@1"x6"x18" (angled rip-cut into the 2 beveled shelves)
C:  1@1"x8"x18" (rip-cut in half = 2 non-beveled shelves)

Procedure:
  1. Get materials listed above and put your name on each piece (in pencil)
  2. Using the paper template, carefully mark the outline of two end pieces (overlap the "bumps")
  3. Cut (with a jig saw) along (slightly outside) the curve line.
  4. Get me to trim your ends to the template using the big router.
  5. Get shelf pieces (B and C) and make sure that they are all the same length (you determine, 24" max)
  6. Layout ends and shelves into an aesthetic/functional proportion.
  7. Mark shelf locations onto end pieces, making sure they are perpendicular and even with each other (ask me how)
  8. Drill pocket holes into bottom (!) of shelves.
  9. Use round-over bit on the router to round the ends and non-bevel shelves as well as the end pieces
  10. Sand all pieces (100, 150, 180 grits)
  11. Use blocks and a helper to assure stability and right angles, drill screws through shelves and into ends.  Do not overtighten.
  12. Add a cross-block to the bottom of the top shelf; it provides lateral strength and provides attachment points for wall mounting.
  13. Stain, seal, or paint as desired (at home).
Chris:
ends: 1x6x6' makes 4 ends.
shelves:  1x6x6' makes the two beveled shelves for four kids and 1@1x8x6' makes the two "hump" shelves for four kids

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