Thus, the idea for the bat-shelf was born.
Step 1: Resources & Materials
one piece of 1" x 12" plank, 8 foot long
a scrape piece of 1" x 12" plank, 1 foot long
18 stainless steel screws
one piece of 1/2" quarter round
four finish nails
cordless drill / screwdriver
miscellaneous colored markers
2" paint brush
red oak stain
I decided that I wanted a 36" high shelf - with three shelves, but the difficultly here is that I need the shelves to be about 13" apart. A mathematical conundrum!
Ok, so use ye old skill saw to cut the 8' piece into two 3' pieces (these are going to be the supports), and two 11&3/4" pieces (these will be shelves). Then trim the scrap 1" x 12" piece to match the other two shelves.
Next whip out the jig saw to put a curve on the shelves. This cut will be followed by the sander, to smooth the cuts into a pretty arc.
Step 2: Research & Artwork
After assembling my research, I pulled out my sketch book and did some doodles. This was to get an idea of the layout for my shelving unit. Once I had a semi-idea about it, I pulled out my Sharpies and got to work.