It’s been a heck of a June. Two camping trips, a wedding, graduation parties, birthday parties, and needless to say – CC did not get her book case in time for graduation day. Oh well. She didn’t make a big deal.
Today, I had some free time. I ripped down some boards and edge glued the top. A bit of sanding will be needed to clean up the faces.
I cut and dadoed the plywood about 3 weeks ago and its been sitting in my basement shop during all these family events. And its been a wet June. So, I had a little warpage and some swelling – those %$?^%xing joints are tight and it took a lot of pounding and excessive clamping to get the carcass together.
Some of my joints turned out real tight and proper:
And some of my joints turned out real poor:
I used #8 screws through the sides into the shelves for extra reinforcement, so I am not worried about a couple poorly glued portions of the joints. The face frame will cover up my boo-boos, and help tie in the shelves. The back will also help tie in the shelves.
You may have noticed, I moved the avocado tree out of the shop. It’s doing quite well in the garden, with all this rain.
2 hours invested today.
-- It's all in a day's work...