shelf cleat

shelf cleat, shelf strip

A strip of wood used to support a shelf along one edge.
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spacer underneath the shelf supports as you install them to leave room for the rear shelf cleat (K).
rear shelf cleats, although you can easily make these cuts with your circular saw.
With screws long enough to go through cleats and bite into, but not go through plywood (1" or 1 1/4"), fasten the shelf cleats and rear cleats to each.
Cut the plywood shelves and back and the shelf cleats (K, L, H, R).
Workbench Parts List Part Qty Dimension Material Description A 1 2-1/4" X 30" X 72" Maple Top B 4 1-1/2" X 1-1/2" X 23-1/2" 2x2 Torsion box rails C 8 1-1/2" X 1-1/2" X 26" 2x2 Torsion box stiles D 4 1-1/2" X 3-1/2" X 28" 2x4 Top/bottom support E 2 3/4" X 3" X 29" Maple/pine Front trim F 4 3/4" X 4" X 4" Maple/pine Feet G 4 1/2" X 23-1/2" X 29" Plywood Torsion box sides H 1 1/2" X 29" X 48" Plywood Back 1 2 1/4" X 22" X 25-1/2" Plywood Doors K 2 3/4" X 20-1/4" X 43" Plywood Top/bottom shelf L 1 3/4" X 19-1/4" X 43" Plywood Middle shelf M 1 3/4" X 2-1/4" X 43" Maple/pine Bottom shelf trim N 1 3/4" X 1" X 43" Maple/pine Middle shelf trim P 1 3/4" X 3/4" X 43" Maple/pine Top shelf trim Q 2 1/4" X 3/4" X 29" Maple/pine Side trim R 6 3/4" X 1-1/2" X 19" 1x2 Shelf cleats Materials List
3/4" aluminum angle, 1/8" thick (shelf cleats) 8' 2" aluminum flat stock, 1/8" thick (mounting plate cleats) 8' 1-5/8" paneling nails (fastening 1/4" plywood) 1 lb.
Glue and screw the shelf cleats (J) to the inside of the lower rail as shown in Fig.