Published at Saturday, September 15th, 2018 - 10:50:46 AM. Bookcases. By ddeh.
Solid Pine Shelves - For first-time projects. I like to use off-the-shelf dimensional lumber from the big box stores like Home Depot. Pine is relatively cheap (compared to hardwood) and is precut to standard-size widths and lengths. That means a LOT less cutting for me to get the basic pieces of my bookcase ready for assembly. Woodworkers might point out that dimensional lumber is inconsistent in width and thickness. which makes less-than-perfect woodworking joints without first planning and/or squaring the boards on a table saw. They`re right. Dimensional lumber is not perfectly square and consistent from one board to the next. But that doesn`t mean you can`t build a decent-looking bookcase otherwise. Sure. you might have some small gaps in the joinery. and maybe the case isn`t absolutely square and plumb. But more often than not. you`ll be the only one who knows any different. Save the more exacting work for nicer bookcase you`ll build next year.
Barrister Bookcases - A barrister bookcase works best in large rooms. because they take up a lot of floor space. They feature glass doors that slide out of the frame to protect the books. and have large shelves designed to accommodate tall items. This type of bookcase would be suitable for persons that collect antique books as the books are kept protected inside the glass case.
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