Window Seat Bookcase #2: Creating the Sides and Dividers

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Blog entry by jeffbranch posted 12-29-2014 10:23 PM 2110 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The first step in making my daughter’s window seat bookcase is to create the sides and the interior dividers (shown in blue above). This is panel construction with a more difficult step which I’ll get to in the my next blog post.

The legs are 1.5” square cherry and it looks like there is a little quilting going on in the legs, not sure. To create the curve on the lower rail, I literally printed the component straight from SketchUp and taped it onto some 1/4” MDF, then did some template routing…

Then cut away the upper apron…

Creating slots for the panels…

I’m using dowels for joinery with a few stub tenons here and there…

So far so good. I need to make the panels next which involves resawing and dressing the cherry boards down to 3/8” thick. I’m not good at resawing. :)

Thanks for looking,



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