This week I have been asked to supply and install some adjustable shelving for a customer in Wadebridge.
Once everything had been agreed with my customer I placed an order for some 18mm oak melamine board from Egger and a roll of matching iron on edge banding and a separate order of some twin slot shelving including the rails and supporting brackets.
The melamine board is massive and I had to collect it from the main road as the delivery lorry was unable to get to me being so large and when I put this onto my van it made me realise my van is so small !
The sheet was 2.8m x 2.1m (9’ x 7’)
Measuring and applying edging
Once I got it into the workshop and up onto the bench I measured out all the shelving components I needed to cut from the sheet and using my Festool track saw and guide rail broke the sheet down to the individual components I needed
After everything was prepared I then went on to finish the edges with the pre-glued edge-banding – this is a matching strip of melamine that is supplied with a heat reactive glue – a hot iron is used to melt the glue to attach it to the board and once it is cool it can then be trimmed.
Installation on a stud wall
Once I had each component finished i took everything to the house where I had to install this and made a start
The first thing to do was to find the stud work in the wall where it was to be installed to ensure I had good fixing points for the rails as the shelving is to store books and then I secured the rails to the wall and placed the brackets into position with an agreed spacing – the twin slot shelving is a quality product and is designed really well.
Each board was then secured to the brackets using screws and then it was left to the customer to load the shelving up with her books – my customer told me that she had stopped herself from buying any more books after she moved into the house as she didn’t have any room to store them so was absolutely over the moon on my completion of the shelving and an order to amazon was imminent I have been told !