Was able to swing by Rockler this week to pick up some hinges, a cupboard key latch and a shelf pin hole jig. & Finally had a chance to put in some decent time on the bookcase today.
2. Installed lapped slats in the back
3. Drilled the adjustable shelf pin holes
4. Mounted the door with the hinges
5. Installed the cupboard key latch.
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More sanding and move on to finishing. installing glass, etc. Need to get on the stick. My friends are moving in three weeks.
You can see my uneven gap at the top of the door. I need to pull the case about an 3/32” -1/8” to square. The disadvantage of the slats is that they didn’t hold the case square when I took the pipe clamp off the diagonal (like a solid back would have) after installing the slats. Any ideas? I was considering a diagonal brace across the back but really don’t like how that would look. (even though it would be up against a wall and rarely seen).
-- Paul, Texas