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I cut 2" square stock on my chop saw to length 8 pieces total. the length is what ever height you want your shelving system to be ( mine was 40 inches tall )
Then I used the sander to smooth and square the ends ( you can use sand paper and a block, a grinder, a file, )
Then I moved on to cutting the shelving supports to rough length. this is 1" square stock. I then notched the 1" to fit the 2 " stock as shown.
Next I created a jig out of scraps to keep my parts square and all of my supports in the same location
weld in the lower supports just like in last step and Grind the welds flat
Clean and scuff the frames be for paint
I used rough lumber so we flattened the faces and squared one edge on the jointer, before moving on to planing them to the same thickness and cutting them to the same width
I used a jig saw to notch the boards so they would accept the 2" square stock, I used a scrap piece of the 2" as a sanding block to dial in the notches
I used my router table to round over the outer edges on all the boards. You could use a hand held router or sand paper....
I routed a groove on the ends of each board to accept the wedges. A had saw and chisels would work for this.
I used walnut for the end caps and wedges to give a little contrast.
dialed in the sizes of the wedges on the sander,
cut a tenon on the bottom of the end caps to fit snuggly into the 2" square
Sand all of the boards up to 320 and apply the first coats of finish. Then sand the boards between coats and repeat.
I installed the end caps using CA glue
Last slide all of the boards into the frames
Stand the Shelving system up
Hammer in the wedges
Enjoy your new shelving system