My niece, CC is graduating from the 8th grade this month and asked me to build her a book case as a present. How could I say no?
A little planning:
I find a shop sketch is vital for getting things right. We use shop drawings at work all the time, for the big stuff, it stands to reason that they’re good for the small stuff, too.
Case will be made from solid oak. Heavy as can be, stong, able to take the abuse of a young person, and I hope it stays with her for a long time.
Dimensions are 30”W x 64”L x 12”D.
Then a trip to HD and a rough cut to 6’ & 3’ sections to acclumate in the shop.
Lumber cost a lot of $$ and I am a bit salty over the cost. I posted a forum question asking anyone if they know a better source for boards.
(The light clamped on the bench is for my son’s bean stalks. We are going to climb them into the clouds, one day, and go get us a giant!)
-- It's all in a day's work...