KITCHEN CUP SHELF
Kitchen shelving ideals that even a new woodworker can do. This cup shelf is 42″ long 6 1/2 ” wide and 8″ tall with six shaker peg. Made out of one inch solid oak with black stained pegs. Would look good in any country kitchen to display your cups. Towels and other kitchen decor.
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CUT LIST FOR CUP SHELF
The wood used is 1″ thick so if you use a smaller width you will need to adjust your measurements. You should be able to cut everything from one piece of 1″ X 8″x 8′. Tip cut the back braces after you cut and fit the sliding dovetails to get a closer fit.
CUTTING SLIDING DOVETAIL
When cutting the sliding dovetail on the top, cut it 1/16″ longer than the dovetail on the shelf brackets. We also use a Porter Cable dovetail jig.
CUTTING PROFILES ON SHELF TOP
After the sliding dovetails are cut and fitted then cut the profile. We used a Freud Quadra-Cut Ogee Double Fillet Bits and we routed both sides. You can choose any edge you want or even use a strait edge.
CUTTING PROFILE ON BRACKETS
We use the same profile as we did on the top. You will need to remove fence when cutting brackets because you will do this free handed. Tip cut small amount at a time. If you try to cut it in one pass. The bit will catch the edge and throw it out of your hand.
DRILL FOR SHAKER PEGS
Once shelf brackets are installed, cut the two back braces to length. Then drill the bottom brace for the shaker pegs. The size will very depending on the size of pegs you plan to use. Just make sure its a tight fit before glue up. The spacing we did was 4 1/2″ from end and then 5 1/2″ center for the rest.
DILL POCKET SCREWS
After bottom brace is drilled for the shaker pegs we the drilled two pocket holes on the backside of each end of the braces. Apply glue and shoot the pocket screws in. Make sure the top brace fits tight against the bottom of the shelf. If you don’t know how to use pocket screws go to