3 pc.bookcase cabinet series #1: Bookcase series..base unit

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 04-23-2020 11:24 PM 416 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is part one for a cabinet and shelf unit bookcase. The lower cabinet carcass will be in pine with a poplar front frame and panel doors. An 18 inch Countertop piece 32 wide. divides the lower to the Poplar Shelf unit. a basic rectangle with adjustable shelves. 4 ft high 30 inch wide. 8 inch deep shelves that will be reinforced with a molding to prevent bowing. thats the basic idea. So the fun began a few weeks ago getting pine panels glued with biscuits to an overisized 7 one more than needed for the six sides than the 3 base units needed and 7 for the cabinet lower shelf and mid shelf. Each needed 5 2.5 inch cross pieces to reinforce the unit, the top 2 will attach the countertop to the base, with enlarged screw holes. Lately the table saw and outfeed table and crosscut sled have been busy. Yesterday was sanding under my new canopy enjoying the shade in Arizona. Today was great using the Kreg jig and carefully selecting fronts and backs of pieces. where to put screw holes. checking parts…wow did I find mistakes…its a long list. the clamp squares I just made helped with the assembly. Also the hints of lowering the clutch speed on the driver drill. So next step is to check the parts for number 2 since I found so many errors..assemble number 2 and then number 3. I can start choosing the poplar for the countertop pieces and sand and assemble them. I also need to practice with the new router table on some test samples for the shelf edge strips I will be making. I was hoping to get this done about June. Luckily I bought some pints of stain for sample tests. Then I can order what I want. I sold most of my stains in the move from PA last year, I guess a fresh start this time isn’t so bad

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