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Hi everybody. Here’s my Shaker Bookcase, just finished this morning. It’s cherry with a curly maple top, base and molding. It’s 42” high, 12” deep and 28” wide. I began a blog, documenting some of the more interesting parts of this build but sort of neglected it due to simply trying to get this thing out of my shop – took longer than I expected and I became a bit impatient.
Dovetail joinery is all hand cut. The base is all from one piece, meaning the beaded profile on the top edge is not a separate molding but was instead routed then mitered at the corners by hand. It has a 5/16” shiplap back attached with brass screws at the center of each board, top and bottom and 16-gauge nails at each shelf. They’re gapped slightly for expansion. The base is attached with cleats and brass screws, only glued at the front and screwed into slotted holes in back. My only small regret is that I did not key in the side moldings on top with a sliding dovetail. They’re just glued all the way down and clamped (Gasp!!). Thing is though, I have a 20” wide cherry coffee table that’s been sitting in our living room for a few years now. It has breadboard ends and the most movement I’ve seen in it is not even 1/16”. This thing’s only 12” deep. I’m not worried about it but promise to key in the next one.
Every surface here was planed to thickness after glue-up by hand with the exception of the material for the base – the last material my DeWalt planer saw before the cutters were just too tired for any more and my pockets too drained for some new blades. So lots of good planing practice here. A hall table to match this is next!
Hope you all enjoy. Questions and commentary always welcome. Thanks for looking!
-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com