Sliding Modular Display Shelf

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1 Introduction, Background, and Design

 This blog series documents the planning, design, and construction of the sliding modular display shelf I built for my daughter. [03.00 Design Ove...

2 Building the Boxes

[03.03 Design - Boxes.jpg] The planter boxes were the simplest part of the project. They’re just small cubes with mitered corners and recessed plyw...

3 Building the L-shaped Shelves

[03.02 Design - Shelves.jpg]   The L-shaped shelves are a bit more complicated than the boxes. Each consists of five parts (not counting the hanger...

4 Building the Box/Shelf Hangers

[03.04 Design - Hangers.jpg] I wanted to use aluminum C-channel for the box/shelf hangers, but I couldn’t find any that was the size I needed, so I...

5 Building the Back Panel

[03.01 Design - Slats and Frame.jpg] The back panel is sort of a hollow shell around the sliding mechanism. I wanted to keep it low-profile and as ...

6 Applying Finish

I used General Finishes High Performance Water Based Poly (flat) for the finish. I love this finish for maple. It levels well, dries quickly, doesn...

7 Building the Mounting Bracket and Attaching the Drawer Slides

[03.05 Design - Mounting Bracket.jpg] Theoretically, I could mount the drawer slides directly to the wall above and below the breaker box and attac...

8 Adding a Stiffening Brace

 When I “finished” the project two months ago, I noticed that the panel face was very slightly concave. Here, I’ve placed a 36” long straight edge ...

9 Installation

 I installed the shelf in my daughter’s house last week. I knew I had measured, and re-measured the wall and electrical panel the last time I was t...