Book Case

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Project by wuddoc posted 11-10-2018 02:12 AM 960 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our artist wood buddy need a place for her books. We built a 4’ wide x 5’ tall x 1’ deep bookcase with an auxiliary top. The adjustable shelf system is based on 5mm diameter x 32mm between the center of each hole. To drill the proper spacing we used the Rockler JIG IT® Shelving Jig with the 5mm self-centering bit system.

The case is Maple veneered 3/4” thick plywood. The top is 13/16 Alder ripped into 2-1/2” widths and hot Hide glued back together using #10 biscuits to align strips. The face frame is made of Alder as is the base moulding.

The case carcass and face frame are secured using the Kreg system. The face frame was then attached also using the Kreg system. Inserts were placed on the case bottom so rubber footed levelers (McMaste-Carr) could be used which are hidden by the Alder base moulding.

A design element was created from Alder to transition the vertical sides to the horizontal top. They were cut on the bandsaw, edged on the table shaper and sanded on the oscillating spindle sander. Attachment was a combination of hot hide glue and brads.

A finish plan included Minwax Pre-stain wood conditioner followed with English Chestnut #233 stain then two coats of sprayed clear lacquer.

-- Wuddoc

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#1 posted 11-10-2018 06:01 AM

A nice looking bookshelf.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 02:00 AM

That came out great. I like the color.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 11-15-2018 11:25 PM

Love making things like this. Really cool Guy.

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