Installing new shelves in an armoire

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Old 05-12-07, 11:06 PM
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Installing new shelves in an armoire

We are doing a remodel and will be without a number of our kitchen cabinets. As temporary storage, I am going to put some shelves in an old armoire. I am curious as to the best way to go about this. I had been planning on using some peg board as a jig and drilling pin holes for mounting pins similar to http://www.binkyswoodworking.com/ShelfPinHoles.html. I had not considered shelf standards as I thought (as is the case with most of our cabinets) that they needed to be inset (and I would have to router a groove). I just noticed that one of our cabinets as them surface mounted. This seems like it would be much easier. Is that still secure for holding the weight of dishes?

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Old 05-13-07, 05:12 AM
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Pin holes/shelf pins would be my suggestion. Just be careful of the alignment, and don't drill all the way thru. 1/4-3/8" deep.
 
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Old 05-29-07, 11:09 AM
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This is an old thread but I have similar question.

I am building a cabinet and shelves might get heavy with books, so I decided to use standards. You know cut the groove and all of that. But when I measured the ones available in the store and measure the router bits the bits are too big, there is quite bit of play if I use available bit. Also, the clamps come as a set with nails. Wouldn’t the screws be better? I don't like the idea of mounting the standards strait on the top of the cabinet, kind of doesn't look nice. Or is it a standard (no pan intended) practice? What do people usually do for custom made book shelves?
 
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Old 05-30-07, 03:39 PM
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Any body want to answer this?
 
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Old 05-30-07, 05:42 PM
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Yeah, just thinkin'. There may be a little play, depending on the size and quality of standards you buy. I like using 1/2" screws to hold the standards to the framing. But, remember to drive them slowly, and by hand, not a power tool. Also note all the weight you will have will be vertical weight, and the shelves will do most of the job of holding the standards in place. Personally, I like to use a series of 1/4" holes and standard pins. You don't have to drill every 2 inches. You can give yourself a range for each shelf, say 4" up and down. But your template will have to be right on to do this. It just looks neater than the standards.
 
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