The wife wanted a shelf on the counter top for spices and such. And while I was at it could I remove the Lousy Susans and put a shelf there too?
Sure! Why not. Doesn’t have to be fancy and doesn’t have to impress anybody. I can do that.
Always good to have a plan. Grid Paper
Not that I’ll use it much.
I’ve got my dimensions and have a solution. Time to get wood and go to PaxSpace!
I purchase some cheap pine at Lowe’s. Could have bought red oak, which would match the cabinets, but at $50+ per board? No thanks. Could have sawn some red oak in the back 40, but would have to wait 6 months or more for it to dry. Wife won’t wait that long. So, cheap pine it is.
Yes, Jim I did. Why? Because I can! It helps to keep rust from building up on my trusty Craftsman handsaw.
I made my marks for my dado to give a little more strength to the shelf.
So the next shelf needed two short legs.
I cheated and used the 12″ band saw to cut the legs (because I can)
and I’ll hand saw for the final big length cut.
I have a set of drill/countersink bits for several size wood screws. Of course when I want to countersink the holes to do this project I couldn’t find the right one . While I was at Lowe’s I was going to buy another bit or even a kit like last time. I have at least 5 of everything (no, really), but am lucky to find one when I need it. Lo and behold Lowe’s didn’t have any! BUT, they did have a nice HSS(High Speed Steel) counter sink set !
From the time the wife said “I want” to the time I took them home from PaxSpace: less than 3 hours.
First shelf set on the counter. Wife likes it, but could I recess it back further? Forgot about the granite back splash.
Back to PaxSpace (because I can). Mark once.
Back to the house I go and…
Now about those bird houses the kids wanted to make…