Fixes for Misplaced Shelf Holes
From contributor P:
Think about making some 1/4" skins to match the inside of the cabinets with holes in the proper place. Glue to the inside of cabinet and cut down shelves 1/4".
From contributor F:
That's almost exactly what I said, except better cut 1/2" off the shelves.
From contributor D:
Like contributor F said. I will only add that depending on which shelf pins you use, 1/4" might not be enough. I use the brass spoons and I drill the holes 3/8" deep to get them to recess the shaft fully.
From contributor G:
You have the right idea. Use L brackets and be done with it. I did this once and it worked great. The L brackets dropped the shelf a little too low in my case. I put a door bumper on each bracket to bring the shelf up to level. It would have been close enough but the bumpers were so easy to use I couldn't pass it up. I got my L brackets from HDL, 800-383-1009. I think they were 1/2" drop. If you do use a skin, you only need to cover one side and shorten the shelves 1/4". You can then drill through the holes in the 1/4" skin into the actual cabinet side to make the holes deeper. Either option will be a fairly easy fix.
From the original questioner:
Thanks. I like the L bracket idea with door bumpers on them. I think that would make the shelves level. The 1/4" skin idea is good also, but I use the 1/4" spoon type shelf pins and don't think that a skin that thin would work. I am going to try the L bracket/door bumper trick and see what happens.
From contributor B:
I had a job which included 2 full height bookcases. Opposite corner holes were 1/8" off. I just routed a recess in those opposite corners in the shelf bottom using a 3/8" bit with an "L" shaped jig as a guide. Whole job took less than 15 minutes. 1/2" is too much for that, but rotating the pins or skinning the interior will work just fine.
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