Floating Desk and Corner Bookshelves, need help with materials and plans.
I am about to embark on my first "fine" woodworking project. I have done a fair bit of "rough" woodworking before, read and outdoor shed, and some garage benches, as well as baseboards, crown molding, and chair rail, but this is my first foray into building something more substantial.
The first project is relatively simple but I need some basic instruction on materials and assembly methods.
I want to construct a "floating" desk, that will span approx. 57" with a depth of about 35", walled on three sides. Along with that I want to construct two matching corner bookshelves with each leg around 35". The desk is set into a window opening so the bookshelves will only be about 35" tall as the ceiling angle away after that. I will also be adding chair rail. (The office is two tone green)These will all be finished in white.
I have attached a crude sketch of approximate dimensions and layout, but I wlll upload a picture with exact measurements this evening.
From what I gather from the site I should probably be using poplar or birch veneer plywood since it will be painted, and I'll need to pick up some Titebond III.
I have a Crafstman 10" table saw with cast iron top and router extension table as well as a Crafstman router, and most other basic power tools (drills, circular saw, jigsaw, dremmel, rigid multi, pneumatic brad nailer) so I think I have the proper tools to pull this off.
The only think I may need to pick up is a pocket jig? I know opinions vary widely on this.
Floating Desk 57" x 35"
2 Corner Bookshelves 35" legs with 35" height
All finished in white
I was thinking of a french cleat to mount the desk and running a shallow "trough" directly beneath it as a cable guide wher I would store the power strip, then I would I only need to run one wire to the outlet beneath the desk.
Also remember, the tops of the bookshelves will be visible since they are short.
Type of wood?
Type of glue?
Any help is appreciated. Like I said, I have little experience so any help is great.