Craftsman - Stickley Projects #18: Glass Door Bookcase

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Blog entry by Paul posted 07-20-2008 03:21 AM 9064 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Bookcase Part 18 of Craftsman - Stickley Projects series Part 19: Bookcase Fini »

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.

1. Sanding
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

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#1 posted 07-20-2008 05:08 AM

Just followed the entire blog! Thanks very much for so much work in documenting your process! Along the way I was able to find Karson’s link to Marc DeCou’s hand made hand pulls.

All in all a great blog and I thank you for working so hard on it!

-- John

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#2 posted 07-20-2008 08:32 PM

Beautiful work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#3 posted 08-03-2008 08:18 AM

Very nice. Looks like a project I’d like to tackle. You know, come to think of it that really suits my home. You don’t have plans for that when you finish do you? Maybe I can store it for you? Man, I wish I could just swing by Rockler!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#4 posted 08-04-2008 12:01 AM


I had to be in the big city 90 minutes away from home on business in order to “swing by.”


-- Paul, Texas

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