Easy way to drill shelf holes
When building a bookcase or shelving unit, there will be a time when you want to have adjustable shelves. The easiest way to mount adjustable shelves is to use shelf pins.
You will find various types of shelf pins at your local Builders Warehouse, but one thing that all these shelf pins have in common is that they need to have a pre-drilled hole in order to be fitted.
While there are jigs available that can be clamped to panels to make it easier to drill a row of holes of shelf pins, these are fairly pricey and, for a once-off project, not really worth the expense.
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to drill a length or row of shelf holes is to use pegboard. You will find this in the timber department at your local Builders Warehouse and it is available as a sheet that can be cut to size.
Any offcuts can be put to good use in and around the home and we have quite a few projects on Home-Dzine that show you how to mount pegboard for versatile storage.
A simple trick when drilling holes using a peg board; measure the length of the shelf pin, add the thickness of the pegboard and then wrap a piece of masking tape around the drill bit for the total calculated depth that you need to drill.