We have moved into a place where there is really no shelves to keep our food, cooking supplies and whatever will be using when making food. And a table that takes up unnecessary space.
Removing old table and add a table top with shelves underneath and use the table as a dinner table. Add more shelves under the sink
All in my head... spinning... on a turtle
Started off making a sketch of where we wanted the shelves and then putting measurements of the height of the poles. Then counting the area for where each shelf would be.
Then checking out the hardware store for good prices and pieces to use to build the shelves. I went to home depot and used 1.5x1.5 for the main poles and what the shelves themselves would be supported by. Then used 1x3 planks as the shelves.
Be sure to check the length of the planks and then start doing the math how many planks you need to make everything.
Then we went and bought everything and took a cab back, the sad part was that they charged extra because they picked us up from Home Depot.
Picture Left: Yes... my question was also: What is that plank doing there... it soon be gone... and nothing broke while doing it... Promise!
Picture Right: My questions is... where will the shelf go?
and after some time we get this:
Picture Left: Yes, it is the IKEA design, it is a hole in the middle... very effective design I most say.
Picture Right: The old table has been removed and the space has been cleaned out.
What went well:
Putting it all together and only missing one plank and using a hand saw, I call that a win. Was easy to use one plank after measuring it to use that as a measurement instead than a ruler.
Was able to build a shoe rack with some of the leftover pieces, I call that a win-win and having my girlfriend being proud of me, well... that's the cherry on top of everything, we all need someone to build for, right Mulan?
What can be improved:
Need to double check the numbers and calculations before buying supplies. I needed to go back and buy one more 1.5x1.5 plank. The screws I bought was a bit too long, so had to go to and buy shorter once... yet again, it is proven that size does MATTER! shorter is bett... nvm.
Could use an angle saw which would make it easier to saw straight. Other then that would be to paint it... but... meh.
Material and cost:
Equipment that I used was a screwdriver Insert Picture of Screwdriver and it was around $75 plus the drill for $10
Screws for ~$10 and wood... everyone loves wood... I mean... planks... around $30 cad.
Sand paper was around $2... yes... it was not the greatest sandpaper in the world... it kinda worked
And a handsaw... because it is manlier then using an electrical one.
Turned out really well. A lot more space to put kitchen supplies and food. Not a place for the cat... I tried convincing him that this was his new paradise... but no.
Looks more organized and same time clean. Feels more like a kitchen than... whatever you would call what it was before.
Picture Left: There is where the shelf should go! What a perfect fit!
Picture Right: Wait... There is no big unnecessary plank in the middle? and where did the hole go? I know... so many questions... sorry for leaving you guys hanging!
Picture: Out with the old table and in with the new. I call it "Katla", you can now buy the set at an IKEA store near you.
and I felt VERY manly while sawing!