Knick Knack Shelf with Color Changing Paint Part 2


Kind of cool that the only scraps you have
is that right there. You pretty much use the whole sheet of plywood. Anyway, so now I just got to mark those slots. The instructions or the plans say that you
got to measure out the distance halfway and just cut it halfway every time there’s a
slot. So I believe the big ones are 10 inches across,
so the slot goes 5 inches deep at the biggest part. Then you got to re-measure it each time. Alright, now we’re just taking the stencils
and the boards themselves and just making little marks where the slots are going to
line up at. So I just laid my stencil on top of the board
and I slide it up a little bit to do the bottom marks. Then I slide it down a little bit to do the
top marks, making sure it’s all even all the way around. I’ve already done the stack of small boards,
one of the medium ones and I’m just going to keep on going. So what I’m doing right now is I’m marking
the cut outs. So you can see on that board the lines that
I made so I can know where I need to make each of the slots. So what I’m doing is I’m taking each of
these little marks that I made with my stencil before and I’m lining this board up – it’s
just one of the scrap pieces – with the lines with the marks. So there’s one there and there’s one on
the other side that you can see. Then I line the top end up as well and I just
take a pencil and I write on the bottom of that…just like that. And that’s what makes those marks all straight
and so you can keep the slots, you know, where they are supposed to be. Because this whole thing has got to be pretty
spot on with the measurements otherwise it’s not going to fit. Okay so we’re making progress. So let me tell you what I’ve been doing
up to this point. I’ve taken the boards themselves and I’ve
marked the midpoint on each of the stripes where you’re putting the slots. How I did that….is if you take the whole
measurement – you can see that this one is a little over 8 and 1/8th – so what I
did…you want the slot to be actually a little bit longer than normal. So I just did barely over 4” on that just
because I want the bigger end of the half – you know, only by like a 1/8th of an inch
– the bigger end of the half to be here so that when you cut it it slides down easier. Like let’s say with each of the marks you’re
going to have 4 with the overcuts…no, sorry. So there are 4 of each piece: the big, the
medium, and the small. So there are going to be two with the slots
on top and then two with the slots on bottom so that they kind of mesh together. When you’re putting the whole thing together
like this, the ones with the slots on the top…see you can see this one has a groove
in the top right here so it slides underneath this one. They are really hard to get underneath if
the angles aren’t perfect. So you want to cut it just a little bit big. Like let’s say you know how I drew the lines
on it, you want to cut right on those lines so you have a little bit of space to wiggle. You know, obviously it depends on how good
you are with a saw and everything. You can do it however you want. So when I take the skill saw, well I guess
jig saw, how I cut them out…let’s say I was going to do this one…I would come
along this line here with the jig saw and I would hit this spot right here and I would
back up, and I would curve in like this and cut like that. Then I would curve in again and cut that…curve
in again and cut that. That way I have a gap right here where I can
put the jig saw in and cut straight across right here. And I have this whole shape kind of cut out. Then I come in on this side and it just drops
the whole chunk out. So that’s what I’ve done here. I came in straight and then I backed up and
I cut right there all the way to the center line. Then I cut out those chunks just like that. And that leaves it just big enough for my
saw blade to fit in just down there like that. Then I can just cut straight across like I
mentioned before. Alright we’re making some serious progress. I’ve come a long way since we came from
a string tied to the grill there. So anyway everything is put together right
now. What I’m probably going to do is just get
some sandpaper and kind of smooth some edges. If you look really closely sometimes there
are like little gaps and stuff. Like right there there’s one. I bought some caulk and stuff like that I’ll
probably go through and kind of clean that up…just fill the gaps and stuff like that. I think that looks pretty darn good. So make sure all your cuts are pretty right
on. I thought it would be, you know, harder to
put the pieces in the farther you got out from the center but it’s actually easier
to put the end pieces in. Alright so I just went through and just did
some of the bigger holes and stuff with the caulk…nothing too big. I guess you could go through, you know, and
hit every corner if you wanted to make it all uniform. To me it’s not that big of a deal. All my cuts are pretty tight anyway. So I was going to put a base coat on it right
now of black. And then I bought another paint can that’s
kind of cool. It’s this color changing paint so it kind
of goes from black to green. It just kind of depends on what type of light
you’re in. Anyway, yeah, that’s what you get when you
don’t have a girlfriend and don’t live with your mom…you get to pick your own paint
colors. Alright so apparently you can’t paint this
thing lying down very well. The spray paint doesn’t go down in those
cracks. So I came out here and propped it up with
an old curtain from a bath, like a bath curtain rod. So now I can have access to both sides and
I’ll be able to paint it a little bit easier. So one thing, when you’re painting it make
sure that the back ends all line up, all these little cross sections, so that you’re not…you’re
hitting all the surface area that you’re actually going to have showing when it’s
up against your wall. So like let’s say this board was an inch
this direction, then when you painted it and put it back into place it would be extra showing
on this side. Anyway, so I got all the black paint on, just
the base coat. So I’m going to go ahead and let that dry
for a second and then put on the next coat of the color paint – the cool stuff. So it took 8 cans of spray paint which is
a lot more than I thought it would be, but we’re finally finished. So this is what the shelves finally look like. Hopefully you can get kind of an idea of how
the color changing stuff works. So that’s how you make the shelves. All you got to do now is just mount them. There’s kind of a side profile of them. So yeah, if you have any questions or anything
else make sure to leave them in the comments. I do put up videos every week or so, so if
you like what you see go ahead and subscribe. And that’s it. Thanks! Two things I would do differently if I was
to do it over again. One, is I would probably use a different type
of wood. I would use the same stencils but do it out
of board that’s more supposed to be made into shelves. These ones are really hard to fit out of one
piece of plywood. If you are going to do it out of one piece
of plywood make sure you cut as close to the lines as possible, like put them almost right
on each other (the stencils). So like one cut will hit two stencils at some
point if that makes sense. Just because if you leave even a millimeter
of gap between the two, even if you have like a super fine pencil, those almost don’t
even fit. So I, you know, made mine work. Just jerry-rigged it just a little bit. But yeah, it’s kind of hard to fit them
all on one piece of plywood. I heard…the other guy who did this, he actually
took off, I believe, a centimeter at the bottom which made the entire shelf smaller which
is good because the shelves are pretty huge by themselves. But yeah, those are just two things I would
have done differently.

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