By ddeh. Bookcases. Published at Wednesday, September 05th, 2018 - 16:30:34 PM.
Three Tools - I assume that most people attempting their first bookcase project will not have a complete set of woodworking power tools in their shop - things like a table saw. drill press. router table. planer. and all that. What I do think first-time builders might (and should) have is a circular saw. a router. and a power drill. It`s pretty amazing what you can build with just a few reasonably-priced tools.
Fitting your space. There are many contemporary designs for bookcases today where you can have bookcases of varying sizes and shapes to fit any limited space in your environment; hence. bookcases can come in various heights. widths and lengths that can cater for all types of reading and storage materials. especially when they are custom made.
Hold off on plywood shelves... this time around - Sure. plywood is nice for bookcase shelves because it doesn`t have the warping problems that plague solid wood. But plywood comes in 4x8 sheets. which means you`ll be doing a LOT of cutting to make all the pieces for a simple bookcase. For experienced woodworkers. this isn`t really a problem. They`ll first cut down the sheet into more manageable pieces (usually with a circular saw) and then head over to an $800 table saw to get things perfectly square and perfectly sized for the bookcase plan they`re following. Not that you can`t do all this with another tool (like a circular saw or jigsaw). but at some point it just becomes too much work to make a zillion cuts in plywood without the bigger. beefy tools.
Setting up to Cut Boards - It`s a little frightening to think about how precarious and unorganized a workspace can be when we start cutting boards. No one wants to spend time moving around tables. setting up sawhorses. adjusting work clamps... just to cut off the end of a board. Unfortunately. any less preparation than what I just mentioned will put you in a dangerous situation. Power tools can be evil... and I mean really evil. And it`s not about how much experience you have. Go online and search woodworking accidents. The most horrific stuff happens to people who have been building for 20-30 years without a scratch. Then out of nowhere things suddenly go wrong... boards go flying across the room. arms and fingers get cut. and worse.
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