After about 135 hours of designing and collaborating, I made the purchases of the sheet goods and rough hardwood lumber. The first challenge was, “Where the heck am I going to store this while milling?” I bought 3/4” and 1/4” Maple ply, prefinished.
I am truly looking forward to working with the Purple Heart lumber, knowing full-well that it will take its toll on my tools. The top piece is a slab of figured Maple, intended for the base cabinet door panels. Nice! You are looking at the face frames and base cabinet top.
I need a bigger shop! But I was able to break down the full 4×8 sheets to a reasonable working size without sacrificing too much waste.
A view of my shop from the other end.
Here are the rough-sized panels and parts of the bookcase carcases.
I even took over the washer & dryer! OK, not for long – now these shelf parts are in the dining room. As of this date, five of the six units that comprise this wall of bookcases are built. The base cabinet is next, then face frames and shelves.
-- Cindy in Seattle, http://visionationwoodworking.com