|Project by uutank||posted 01-23-2011 05:36 PM||3012 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
My wife was looking through a sales flier a few weeks ago and came across this very interesting corner book case. She turns to me and says ” think you can build this?”..for less than the 200.00 (plus shipping) ? Hummm
at 15×15 x31 high plus a few shelves that appear to float..a quick run with the handy calculator shows that this
is less than a full sheet of plywood plus trim ..Birch runs currently 52.00 per 3/4 sheet at the local home depot.
plus I had some trim that would work .. sure I said..and off to the races. I decided to fix the shelves by running several dado groves rather than trying to get pins to work. I was a little concerned of the floating edge but as it turns out not to be a issue. Plus you simply can’t get that much weight on the shelves based on spacing. I used quarter saw white oak for the trim with a roman ogee router profile. I wanted to have a little fun so I tried to incorp as many different types of angles in the trim as possible. For this project I used the earlex hv5000 to spray on the stain which was red chestnut. I used a walnut stain on the trim to give it a little contract and add some interest. As you can see from the unfinished photo I had a issue with tear out which I tried to hid with the inside trim. Next time I’ll remember the old trick of raising the blade a whisker and just barely scoring the plywood before going to the full dept. Over all this was a fun and easy project and my wife totally loves it. She said she wants another just like. Cool .. so a total price including tax ,tags ,title ,out the door ..70.00 ..not bad..
Thanks for looking