| Look ma, no hardware! This knock-down shelving unit is held
together without using any permanent joinery or hardware to hold the shelves to
the end frames. Yet it's very sturdy.
The shelves rest on dowels in the end frames. This makes the whole unit easy to
disassemble by just lifting shelves off the end dowels.
The sturdiness comes from stiffeners that are added to the back edges of the
shelves. They serve several purposes including keeping the unit square, and
supporting the weight of the books or other objects on the shelves. They also
serve as a backstop to keep books and magazines from sliding off the back edge
of the shelves.
CONSTRUCTION. We built our Knock-Down Shelf out of red oak. The overall
size is 47-1/2" wide x 13-1/2" deep x 36-1/2" high.
This project was originally published in Woodsmith No. 63.
WHAT YOU GET.The Knock-Down Shelf
woodworking plan is a four-page, 416 kilobyte .pdf file. It includes complete,
step-by-step instructions, 8 detailed drawings, plus a materials list and a
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