Sep 27, 2015Building Bookcases

Cutting the boards into Shelves
Cutting the boards into shelves

This weekend I started work on a long-outstanding project to build a bookcase.

Not just any bookcase but an eight-foot long seven-foot-high recessed bookcase. The project would have gone a lot more smoothly if Lowes hadn’t refused to cut the 8′ x 4′ plywood sheets into 11½” boards. So I ended up making around 75′ of cuts with a circular saw. The saw-sled I made a year-or-so ago made it a little bit easier. But, it still took me several hours to do something Lowes could have done in around 15-20 minutes.

Having cut the sheets into boards, I spent Sunday morning cutting all the broads to length. I finished that just in time for us to take Getzger to the Blessing of the Animals.

There are 21 of these shelves in the finished bookcase
There are 21 of these shelves in the finished bookcase
Making Bookcases
This is what it is supposed to look like when I finish...
This is what it is supposed to look like when I finish…


Now all I have to do is just (just, Ha!) assemble it all, stain and seal it.

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