By ddeh. Bookcases. Published at Sunday, September 02nd, 2018 - 10:17:31 AM.
Cutting Dadoes for Bookcase Shelves - By far the trickiest step in following bookcase plans is cutting the dadoes (that hold the book shelf ends). No need to be intimidated with this part of the project. though. If you`re really careful about setting up for the cut (that means using the right clamps and cutting guides for your router) this can be the most fun you`ll have with bookcase plans. I like to cut my dadoes assembly-line style. That is. I clamp down both sides of the bookcase side by side... so that each pass with my circular saw (and router) cuts both boards at the same time. This not only saves you tons of time and headache. it also makes sure that your shelves are perfectly aligned when you glue everything together.
Leaning bookcases - Leaning bookcases are open backed so they contrast against the wall adding visual interest. A leaning bookcase generally has an "A" frame that tapers down. Because of the "A" frame most leaning bookcases can be displayed as a corner bookcase. They provide good utilization of space and since the back is open providing a view of the wall they will also provide aesthetics.
Bookcase Plans - How to Build a Bookcase With 3 Tools. Before committing myself to a set of bookcase plans. I first decided to shop around for a pre-fab bookshelf. both online and at a few discount furniture stores in town. My plan was to look at a wide range of styles and prices before deciding what to buy. It didn`t take me long to discover that I really had only two choices in the matter; buy somewhat expensive crappy particle board bookcases with fake wood laminate. or buy very expensive wood bookcases that will stay in my family for the next 100 years. The good stuff would be nice. but since I can`t afford to spend $800 at Ethan Allen right now. I`m really left with just one option: the somewhat expensive crappy bookcases. It`s disappointing to think this is my only choice.
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.
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