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Two Maple Bookcases

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Project by BRolls posted 12-18-2020 03:04 PM 414 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

We wanted bookcases on the sides of our fireplace so I decided to build them using mostly hand tools. I cut the dados for each shelf using a Stanley 71 router plane. It took a long time but worked great! I bought the maple boards laminated (8’x12”x3/4”) for the extra cost and ease of use. This greatly reduced the time I would’ve spent dimensioning. The 3/4” thick shelves with center beam support seem to be holding up ok. I designed these bookcases myself and did not use plans. These were my first significant furniture builds and were a great learning experience.





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#1 posted 12-21-2020 08:43 PM

Real nice book cases and it looks like they were really needed! Nice work on them.

Cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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