Make sure you 2x6's are exactly the same length.
Strike lines where you want to put dowels for
shelf supports. Rip each into 3 equal pieces.
Make a quick fence for the drill press. The line on the base lines up with your
drill bit and your layout lines for dowels. It is much easier to match two lines than to try to find a line with the point of a drill.
| Drill all holes on the front and back posts 1" deep. The center post, you drill about 1/2 "|
from either side so you don't go through. Don't let shavings pile up behind your work.
Use a stop block to cut your dowels .Less measuring and they will be exactly the same.
Shelf width plus depth of both holes.
Dry fit it together
Smooth any sharp edges.
Check for square often
Brush some glue in each hole. I do one leg, insert dowels then do the other one.
Clamp it all up and check for square. Repeat for the
other side piece
Simple frame squares it up and supports the sides.
Notching helps keep the wiggle out. I bored 3/4 "
holes for dowels through the side of the central frame and into
the horizontal rails. You could use countersunk lag bolts.
no mortise hinges hold it all together. bend your hinge pins a little
and hang them so the heads are up. keeps the pins for falling out.