The Big Bookcase

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Project by MrLaughingbrook posted 02-17-2013 08:38 PM 1643 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

A basic big bookshelf.

3/4 inch Oak Plywood case, tongue and dado joints, faced with solid oak.

Lesson learned twice: leave room in the joint for glue!
1. The shelves fit nicely in the sides dry, I thought. After glue, had to really bang on it during final assembly. I still could not achieve the gapless joints I had during dry fit.
2. The shelves have front edge of solid oak with a dado on back to fit the self. These fit perfect during dry fit, then left the shelf proud after glued (clamped front to back with blue tape, top to bottom with six clamps per shelf). The misfit is almost solved by sanding, but not fully because the misfit is almost exactly the thickness of the oak veneer on the plywood.

Who has advice on how much room to leave for glue?

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 08:59 PM

beautiful shelf,it turned out nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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