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Posted on looking for pointers on my bookshelf design

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#1 posted 02-25-2018 07:37 PM

Ok, finally caught a break and sketched up a redesign. I tried my best to make a face frame work, but I just didn’t like the look no matter how I arranged it due to the open X’s on the sides, so instead I decided to make the legs bigger and I like this overall a lot better. It doesn’t solve my joinery problem, but I can decide if I want to do M/T, dowels, or pocket holes a little later when I actually start cutting my pieces.

Because my stock is only 3/4” thick, I needed to do a glue-up on each of the legs and the bottom side rails as well. Because I’m using more wood for this, I opted to make all the shelves out of oak veneered plywood, so I just made a quick mitered trim piece to go around the top. The x’s are half-lapped in the center and I’ll either glue them in on the ends or put a single screw through each and fill it. We’ll see.

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