By ddeh. Bookcases. Published at Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 - 11:24:41 AM.
Power Drill - Everybody has a power drill of some sort sitting around in the basement or garage. You already know how much use (and abuse) this tool gets for literally hundreds of jobs around the house. Although it`s possible to build a simple bookcase without ever picking up a power drill. the no-screws approach to building a bookcase requires that you own an insanely large number of clamps to hold everything together while the glue dries. Really. we`re talking about 20 clamps or more at about $20 each. Ouch. At a fraction of the cost. you can unleash the same clamping power on wood joints by using wood screws (or even nails) to hold pieces together while the glue sets up. Of course. you`ll have holes all over everywhere. but most people just fill them in with putty and they look fine.
Another consideration is the construction of a bookcase. Most bookcases with glass doors are wooden. There are bookcases made out of maple. oak. and mahogany as well as other types of wood. Once again. a shopper`s decision depends on his or her personal tastes and visions for the look of the room where the bookcase will be. Regardless of its type of wood. a bookcase should be well-built and sturdy.
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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