Ok, so I have a lonely, boring corner on my desk at work. It just NEEDS something to make it, and me, happy. Plus, I spend way more time riding a desk now that I'd like. And I could always use a little more storage space for my stuff.
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.