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uild a base, a top, and as manybookshelf cases as you wish togo in between. All the partssimply stack up and screw together.You’ll make your own wood doorguides, and, aside from wood screwsin various sizes, the only hardwareneeded is the knobs.
The Materials List and Cutting Diagram show the number of partsneeded for a one-bookshelf-casebookcase. Multiply the number of case parts and door parts by the num-ber of bookshelf cases you wish tomake.
Build the case
Cut the upper and lower panels(A) to width, but about 1" longerthan listed in the
. Ripthe banding (B) to width, but about 1"longer than listed. Glue and clamp thebanding to the panels. With the gluedry, sand the banding flush with thepanels, and cut the assemblies tolength, trimming both ends.
With the panels oriented so theirgood sides will face into the case,rout „" chamfers on the banding,where shown on
. Finish-sand the assemblies to 220 grit.
For the case sides, cut the stiles(C), rails (D), and mullions (E) tothe sizes listed. Install a ›" dadoblade in your tablesaw, and cut thecentered grooves, where shown on
To form the tenons on the ends of the rails and mullions, switch to a‹" dado blade. To set the tenons’length, position the fence to the rightof the blade, and ›" from the blade’s
side. Attach an auxiliary extensionto your miter gauge so it just grazesthe fence. First testing your cuts inscrap, form the tenons, where shownon
, making twopasses over the blade.
Resaw and plane stock for theside panels (F), and cut them tosize. So seasonal wood movementwon’t expose unstained wood afterthe project is complete, finish-sandthe panels and apply stain. We usedZAR no. 114 Provincial.
DEFCFDC2ﬁ"9‹"2‹"4¤"15"10Ø"‹" rabbet›" deep›" grooves›" deep›" grooves ›" deep10‡"1ﬁ"DEC›" groove›" deep,centered›" grooves›" deep, centered›"›"‰"‰"›"2ﬁ"2¤"2‹"1ﬁ"‡"
SIDE(Inside face shown)
TENON DETAILS (Case side shown)