The Tool Barn

Cutting the Pieces

Start by marking and cutting the pieces necessary.  In our project the width is 36 inches and the unit stands 48" tall.  There are four shelves, two folding (hinged) end pieces and a back frame.   If you are going to use a clear finish, start with 1 x 10 stock of clear, select or D and better pine. Lower grades may be used if you are painting the project but the lower grades are often not as straight.  The side shelf standards and the back frame are made by cutting the stock to length. You can rip the rails and cross members to 1-1/2 inches. This is a good time to sand or plane the ripped 3/4" faces.

Lumber stacked and ready

Rip rail pieces

Rip rail pieces

Lumber ready to go

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