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  1. Joinery
    I'm building this floor to ceiling bookcase 3.5x2.4meters (sorry about the metrics scale guys, I'm Swedish) (This is just a sketch, not a blueprint. ignore the details, like how the red dividers popping up on the top shelf) I'm planning on: 1. Building the outer box first, and dadoing slots...
  2. Design & Plans
    Not sure if this is the right section, but my dad recently moved and I helped him take apart an 8 piece shelving unit. I know nothing about carpentry other than how to use a power drill. Now I can't for the life of me figure out how to put this thing together. I've included pictures of the unit...
  3. Design & Plans
    Hi all, I am very new and inexperience with wood. My mother would like a bookcase. I've made a tall thin one before, but my mother would like one to be three shelves high, and 5 or six feet long! I can use either 3/4 pine boards or 3/4 oak boards (more expensive! but it is my mother...
  4. Project Showcase
    Well this is my first official piece on my woodworking adventure. Gave it as a gift to my brother and his new wife for their wedding this past weekend. They enjoy the outdoors and he proposed to her while on a canoe trip so it is very fitting for their new life together and their new home...
  5. Project Showcase
    LOML decided that our son needed an update for his room. He’s had the same look for 10 years now. Anyway, she came across these bookcases designed originally by Gerald Summers. Nothing special, just butt joints and screws with a little paint thrown in to make it look nice. All done...
  6. Design & Plans
    Recently I was reminiscing of when I was a young child. I used to spend most of my time with my grandpa. We would spend hours in is workshop and I would be his right hand man, helping him with everything to fixing anything you could think of to making furniture. I used to have such a great time...
  7. Joinery
    so i decided to repair an antique bookcase that my grandfather built, the repair was to fix the shelves which had come out of their joints, the bottom being the worst and going up the bookcase the width of the opening lessened. i ran to lowes and got the smallest wood screws i could find because...
  8. Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    Hi, I'm building my first built-in cabinet/bookcase in our living room. But I'm running into a small issue re: design. The North wall will have one long media-sized cabinet on the bottom (22" depth), with a 10" depth bookcase on top. This will run right to the corner of the North wall and East...
  9. Project Showcase
    This is a book case set I installed on Friday. We have had a lot of interest in quartersawn lately and am happy to have filled some of the requests. Quartersawn white oak.
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    I just purchased a Latin version of Homers illiad published in 1760, and I need to build an enclosed bookcase for this book. I need to know which type of wood would be best for moisture control etc. I'm thinking cedar would be a good choice but I'm just not sure. Any help would be appreciated.
  11. Design & Plans
    I found a plan for a Roycroft Magazine stand using Google. It is in: http://www.taunton.com/promotions/excerpts/Bookcase.pdf It's a nice design and a good writeup. Apparently, it comes from a Taunton book (or something else by Taunton. Does anybody know the book? Tom in Central Pennsylvania
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am trying to find some ideas to finish a bookcase I built, the only problem is that I don't know the name of the style I am looking for. The best description that I can give is that the top comes up from both sides at a very slight angle, and there is usually a cut out in the middle...
  13. Project Showcase
    This is a small bookcase from a walnut tree that my dad helped me harvest. It is pretty satisfying to see the wood from log to bookcase. The stain is a red Minwax with a Satin Poly finish. I used stainless steel screws to hold the legs onto the shelves. I cut plugs to cover the screws. It...
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