Rabbets, rabbets, rabbets ..

I got the chance to add my shelves into the bottom of the workbench.  The solid wood maple shelf pieces will sit on the ledger strips that I installed earlier.  Each shelf piece has a rabbet on opposite side edges so that the pieces fit into one another.

After the rabbets are all done and some notching to fit the pieces around the legs, it looked like this.  Maple is, to me anyway, surprisingly beautiful.  I’m absolutely wanting to make more with maple.

The picture doesn’t do it justice.

In the meantime, Inspector Kitten assessed the cat toy potential of the maple shaving.


2 thoughts on “Rabbets, rabbets, rabbets ..”

  1. “Each shelf piece has a rabbet on opposite side edges so that the pieces fit into one another.”

    Frequently called “shiplap”.

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