Since moving house I’ve not had much time to spend preparing the attic for my model railway. At the weekend I finally finished the flooring necessary to walk around and set up the baseboard (largely thanks to a great mini-saw from Mac Allister).
In preparation for an enjoyable winter getting my trains up and running I decided to gather all of the boxes (moved or purchased) into one corner of the attic. It looks like Christmas has come early!
As you can see from some of the boxes I’m trying to move to DCC – I’ve grabbed a few decoders for the analog trains too so I should have a good fleet of digital controlled trains before the sun returns next year.
I decided that I wanted to create a simple set of shelves to air my clothes in the boiler cupboard. Suitably polished wood of the right size size is surprisingly expensive so I decided to take the IKEA Hacker route and bash a flatpack into my designs. Here’s how:
1) Purchase 1 Oleby pack for each shelf you wish to create
2) Open 1 pack at a time
3) cut through the support dowels 2 bars from one end, remove these bars and down portions – these will be used as the shelf supports
4) Place the two shelf portions wide edge together and glue the two removed bars at 90 degrees to secure the shelf together
5) turn the legs upside down and trim the base to achieve the desired height
6) slide the legs onto the shelf and place in the desired position
7) repeat steps 3 – 6 for each shelf, gluing the legs in position above the previous ones
Note that due to poor tolerances and large difference in the position of each bar it may be necessary to enlarge the gap in the legs to better position a straight upright.