|Project by elroyy||posted 07-10-2011 10:45 PM||917 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I made this small bookcase this past winter. I cannot remember from where I borrowed the design. My dad gave me some 100 year old oak shelves from an old store he’d bought and converted into apartments. I asked a friend to joint and plane them for me as I did not, at that time, have anything but a table saw, a kreg jig, a miter saw, and some clamps. It’s finished with two coats of varathane satin poly. I had to glue up the sides and shelves but I learned so much from this project: 1.) glue ups take time and patience. 2.) pocket screws are a great way to attach shelves, but you have to be careful to ensure they’re level. 3.) Finishing is a lot harder than it looks. 4.) I need to learn to use hand planes.
Thanks for looking and I’d be happy to have some constructive criticism as it keeps my self esteem in check! :)
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