HobbyZone Modular Workshop System OM04 Corner Shelves Module Review
|Date of Review||March 2016||Manufacturer||HobbyZone|
|Subject||OM04 Corner Shelves Module||Part Number||OM04|
|Pros||Precision cut wood||Cons||See text|
Here is one of the simpler kits in their modular system, this is OM04 Corner Shelves Module. It comes in a nicely protected box similar to a pizza box and consists of a eight precistion-cut MDF (particle-board) wood parts, plus eight magnets. The wood parts are nicely machined and the whole unit dry-fits together so nicely, you could almost not use glue. Assembly took only a few minutes from assembly to set-aside for glue drying.
First, insert the magnets into the pre-drilled holes in the left and right sides (two each) and for the top and bottom (also two each). The magnets are not marked for polarity, so I inserted two from the top of the base and one each from the left side of each riser. I gently hammered each one into place. Using a module I had built previously, I identified which surfaces needed to be where and glued up the case.
I used Gorilla non-foaming Wood Glue (white glue) to assemble the module and I followed the instructions with no problems. When all was together, I used clamps to keep everything tight while the glue dried. While these parts fit tightly dry, they need a little help when glue is introduced into the joints.
The module is intended to link other modules together in a 90-degree angle so you can surround yourself with effiecient storage on your bench as you can see in an example below.
This is one of two corner module units in the modular system, the other being one with drawers. These stack up as well as link laterally with other modules using magnets so you can mix and match these modules to suit your storage needs. If you're organizing a larger space, you'll be building more modules, but look at the bright side - you're building stuff on your bench, and when you're done, you're going to have an awesome bench!
You can see this and other modules at the HobbyZone website ( www.hobbyzone.biz) and on their eBay Store. Stay tuned as we build up other modules and see what we can do with them to organize the bench!
My thanks to HobbyZone.biz for this review sample.