Shelving Unit

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So I made a shelving unit over the weekend.

Planed, thicknessed and cut down some reclaimed timber @uqcadams gave me.
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Plan to look roughly like this
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So I planned to attach the back pieces to the uprights using sliding dovetails.
So to make it easier on the Router, I cut some slots on the tablesaw
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Set up the router (this can be a little tricky, as our router table is not the easiest to dial in)
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The routed the slots
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I was going to attach the shelves using mortise & tenons, but decided to use the sliding dovetail again.
Routed the slots with a stop and trimmed the pieces with a chisel.
Dry fit together.
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Next I wanted to add some more detail, make the shelves a bit more interesting.
So I drew up some curves, printed it out and stuck it to one of the uprights.
Then I used the bandsaw to cut the curves
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Another dry fit to see how it looks
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Then a bunch of sanding, tweaking the glueing here is the final product
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Just need to varnish it now and it is all good

(well made a small mistake, in the last photo you can see some holes i drilled into the back piece to mount it to the wall… I didnt even think about the shelves… holes are very close leaving not much room for the screws… Ill make it work but a little annoying that i didnt think it through very well)

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So I finished it off

1 layer
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3 layers
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so on the wall
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So I mentioned that I screwed up the mounting hole placement… this is what happened.
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I will touch it up to hide the issues

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