Invisible Shelf Pins
Invisible shelf pins is post about Cabinet Making bookmarked by aaron with ID 11827871522 was uploaded on 27-04-2019 and has been viewed 286,805 times.
Here's a great way to add an elegant touch to your casework.Adjustable shelves offer flexibility when it comes to storage, but I prefer to clean up the look of adjustable shelves by making my own shelf pins and making them invisible.
Notches in the shelf ends hide the pins.The captured pins also prevent the shelves from being pulled out by accident if your carcase is frameless.Here's how I make them: I drill 3/16' x 3/8' deep holes in the cabinet sides for the pins.
I like 3/16' because it is plenty strong and the smaller holes are less visible in the cabinet side.You will want to have about 5/8' of pin sticking out to support the shelves.So, each pin should be approximately 1' in length.
Cut 3/16' brass rod into 1' lengths.Brass rod is easily available at local hardware stores and home centers.Shape the pin on a wheel grinder with the pin chucked in a drill.With the grinder running and the drill spinning in the opposite direction, lightly touch the end of the pin on the wheel and gently arc the drill through about 75-degrees (see second photo) to smooth and round the pin ends.