|Project by MJMeers||posted 02-19-2009 01:40 AM||2555 views||3 times favorited||24 comments|
My wife decided that my daughter needed a bigger bookcase. After talking her out of buying one of the cheapy particleboard ones from a store, I told her that I would build it for her. I’ve had a Kreg pocket hole jig system that I’ve been dying to try out and figured this project would be as good as any to give it a whirl.
I built the entire bookcase out of a single sheet of birch plywood, veneered the exposed edges, and stained it with General Finishes water based Black stain. I then added 3 coats of General Finishes PolyAcrylic.
By using the pocket hole jig it took longer to stain the bookcase then it actually took to build it. They were a breeze to use. My biggest concern with the pocket holes are how strong the joint will be. I figure a bookcase is a great test. If they can withstand the books then I’ll be using them for many more projects.
-- Matt, RI