Boarded Bookshelf

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Project by BigDaddyOf5 posted 04-09-2016 06:47 PM 2419 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a Father-Daughter project with our 14 year old. Design is inspired by the plans found in “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” Modified the height so we could better utilize some of the scrap pine boards I had in the shop already. Oh, and I completely disobeyed Chris and used power tools. My daughter seemed to enjoy using the router to plow out the dados the best. We used pocket holes under the shelves to draw everything together. We tongue&grooved the back boards on my table saw using a box joint stack. We considered adding a bead to the boards but decided to leave them plain. Good project. We decided to just leave it natural considering how rough most of the boards were already. We’ll see how she ages. Paint or stain is always an option down the road.

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#1 posted 04-10-2016 04:43 PM

Very nice.
I am half way thru building this the old school method.
I am using Port Orford Cedar but will use a different wood on the next ones I build.

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#2 posted 04-10-2016 05:08 PM

Thanks, Pat3. We live in Maine, so Eastern White Pine is a staple up here. I’m planning on building a few more with some modifications.

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#3 posted 04-10-2016 07:38 PM

I would love to have access to that wood.
I plan on rounding over the top of the front edge of the side panels on my next bookcase instead of leaving it square.

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