Wendesday Woodworking – Atrium Storage Part 2

I’ve been working hard on the atrium storage project and now it looks like this:

Well, the pieces are smaller.

Well, the pieces are smaller.

It’s a surprising large amount of work to cut down 4 x 8 sheets of MDF.  The sheets are likely heavier than a middle-aged man should be lifting on his own but I managed to drag, flop and shove them into the table saw.  So far I’ve got the pieces ripped to width and am starting to build out the frames for the shelves.  The clamps are on the 1/4″ plywood because it all started to warp on me and it was the quickest way to stop the warping.

In tool news, I decided to indulge myself and I bought an air compressor with a brad nailer, a finish nailer and a stapler – one of those Porter-Cable combo things and no I didn’t research, just went to Home Depot, grabbed, paid and ran.  I tried it out last night and it works great (after I closed the drain valve and put the 18 gauge brads in the brad nailer and not the 16 gauge finish nails).  Plus I got an impact driver to drive them pesky screws in with. A Ryobi, yes another drive by tool purchase without clear thought as to what I was doing.

My tendonitis started to bother me again during this build and I recall the physical therapist told me that using a screw driver and swinging a hammer weren’t the best things for my arm.  She encouraged me to use more power tools. Hum… Well then – the tools are a justified medical expense…

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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