CC's Book Case #1: Planning

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Blog entry by SquintyPolock posted 06-03-2013 01:37 AM 1256 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of CC's Book Case series Part 2: Swapped boards for plywood and saved a bunch of $$$ »

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...

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 01:32 PM

I love the fact that I am not the only one drawing out my plans on line paper. looks good can’t wait to see the final project

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#2 posted 06-05-2013 11:54 PM

Glad to find another notebook-paper designer. If it’s flat, I’ll draw on it… napkins, table cloths, envelopes..

-- It's all in a day's work...

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