|Project by Randy Sharp||posted 06-02-2008 10:44 PM||3261 views||6 times favorited||18 comments|
Barrister Bookcase - I’ve built two, this is the second. What I liked best about the plans I have is the building of sections, rather than the one-piece side. This allows you to add or subtract sections to fit your taste.
On the first one, I used solid oak sides and top. For the second one, I used Oak plywood for the sides, top, and bottom shoes. It turned out to work much better. I like the stability and the grain matching much better, and at a reasonable price. All styles, rails, legs, and trim are solid red oak.
Instead of buying the expensive door hardware, I sloted the sides to accept nylon pin door guides that allow them to slide sweetly into the top of each case section.
The first one’s doors were mortise and tenon. For the second, I used the Kreg pocket hole jig, with plugs.
Got the plans from PlansNow.com. Both were given away as gifts.
-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.