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Blog series by jeffbranch updated 12-29-2014 10:23 PM 2 parts 4172 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: The Design Process

12-18-2014 01:09 PM by jeffbranch | 3 comments »

My daughter is an avid reader and still prefers reading from a real book even though I think most 24 year olds are downloading books these days. Since books were stacking up on the floor, she asked me to build a second bookcase. The only space available was beneath two double hung windows. This meant the bookcase would need to be much more horizontal than vertical. She also liked the idea of something that she could also use as a bench. Here is what I came up with in SketchUp… ...

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Part 2: Creating the Sides and Dividers

12-29-2014 10:23 PM by jeffbranch | 0 comments »

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”...

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