|Project by Maclegno||posted 02-13-2010 06:13 PM||1830 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Sometime ago I decided to reorganise my woodworking magazines and books in the Studio. Books were not such a problem as I could put them on one of the metal shelves, but magazines were another thing as they flop if not supported, I have quite a few FWW magazines (Nos 78 to 135) which I have catalogued. I remembered seeing an ingenious system in an antique bookcase using dovetails. My needs were simple and I wanted to make something quick-and-nasty so I came up with this:
The base is two pieces of reclaimed veneered chipboard cut with a dovetail angle between them (one tilted cut with the t/saw). A dovetailed bookend supports the magazines and dividers categorise them. The dividers also have a dovetail shape and can be easily inserted/removed while remaining in place.
I fastened the base to the metal shelving by boring a 4.5mm hole through the wood and metal, then a 5mm hole through the wood only. I then fastened the base using 5mm screws, which self-tap through the metal.
-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy