- SAWTOOTH SHELF SUPPORT -
The sawtooth shelf support system has been used for hundreds of years, Made up of wood supports in each corner of a cabinet which hold adjustable cleats to rest the shelf on.
To cut the uprights I bundle all four of them together using tape, this is done to ensure that the notches will be square to each other from one side of the cabinet to the other when installed. Then at the table saw with my miter gauge I make my forty five degree cuts, then reset my blade to ninety degrees and finish cutting the notches.
Some clean up is typically needed were the two cut lines meet, for this I use a good sharp chisel.
This is my preferred method for creating adjustable shelves, for me it adds a craftsmanship that other methods fall short on offering.
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