Introduction: Simple Semi-CNC Shelf

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As per my roommate's request I made a super simple shelf for our 
bathroom dresser. 
To keep the clutter off the top.

As a DC at TechShop San Jose I used what I had at my disposal:

Scrap wood
Epilog Laser cutter/engraver
table saw / bandsaw
wood screws

Step 1: Create Files / Laser Engrave Cut Lines

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Using AutoCAD I quickly drew up a sketch of the shelf and side pieces.
Using TechShop's Epilog lasers I did a quick vector etching of 
where to cut.  

(my material was too thick to cut on the lasers themselves, in case you 
were wondering. thus why this is a semi-CNC project hahah)

Step 2: Manual Cutting

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Now that I have my cut lines engraved onto the material, I took a 
step into the woodshop to complete the cuts. Using a table saw
I trimmed the shelf out. And using the Bandsaw I cut out the corners
of the shelf and the two side pieces.

Step 3: Assemble

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Pop the three pieces together and screw in from the rear, and this 
simple semi-CNC shelf is done!


TSSJ-ryan (author)2012-07-09

I used 4 screws, (cus that was all I could find ahah)
one through the top part of the side pieces
and two through the shelf itself.

all screws come in through the inside of the dresser
into the back side of the shelf.

I thought I might need more screws but the 4 seem to
be holding up quite strongly =D

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-09

Awesome! So it is screwed onto the bookshelf?

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