|Project by ten4cmor||posted 353 days ago||647 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
My most recent project completed in April 2013. Mother-in-law wanted to buy an Ikea style bookshelf and I told her “no way, let me build you one that will last”! So she paid for the wood and I built my first bookshelf. It is made from red oak 3/4” ply (probably should have just used the Sandeply) and poplar (face frame) from Home Depot and 1/4” ply for the back. Bought a shelf pin jig and a v groove router bit to trim and hide the line between the face frame and the shelf carcass (I love this bit). Dadoes were routed with a 3/4” dado bit (I also have a plywood router bit set but the plywood was actually 3/4” thick) in the side walls to receive the top and bottom shelves with glue and finish nails. I would have loved to have used red oak for the face frame and front edge the shelves to add stain but mother-in-law wanted it painted blackt so I kept it simple and painted with some Behr interior house paint I had from a painting project in our home. You can still see the wood grain on the sides of the cabinet and shelves which looks pretty cool.
Lessons Learned- any tips would be helpful!
Need More Clamps!!!
Eliminate tear out from shelf pin holes?
Use another wood for face frame- poplar did not sand smooth (180 grit final sanding).
Make sure the edge guide on my router is secured to router base. Base adjusted while routing and one of the dadoes was not straight (plus it would help if I used 3 screws and not just two to secure the base).
Use a different blade or zero clearance to limit tear out when making cross cuts
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