Bookcase #4: Bottom Moulding and Legs

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Blog entry by BlueRidgeDog posted 12-25-2019 09:59 PM 649 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Leaving aside the question of to fix a shelf or not for now, I moved on to the base moulding and legs.

Stock was milled to stack up to leg thickness and to form the base moulding. I was out of Sapele at this point and had to go with Walnut. That is okay as the original plan implied a different wood for the base:

This three of these went to the moulding pile and three were glued:

The resulting wood was again milled and cut to leg length, then a dowel was inserted on center.

The moulding was fitted and glued. I had to use some brads on the sides as there was no way to clamp it. Not happy, but it is what it is.

The taper was placed on the leg (bandsaw by eye, they smoothed with a plane…the first was used to mark the other three). A hole was drilled to take the dowel in the carcass.

Next is chamfering the legs then evaluating the shelves.

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#1 posted 12-27-2019 12:54 PM

Progressing nicely.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-27-2019 02:01 PM

Indeed. Sadly my kid was over getting stuff out of the basement and we had to prop the case up to get around it with boxes and it got knocked over. Some small damage to the back and broke one glue joint in a stretcher/stiffener. Nothing that can’t be repaired to perfect though. At least it was pre-finish, so it is just a matter of correcting the issue and moving on.

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#3 posted 01-05-2020 03:02 PM

Great build and blog. Thanks for the detailed build and photos!

-- AJ

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