|Project by steve_in_ohio||posted 01-18-2014 09:56 AM||861 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my first bookcase I made for my grandma’s old books. It is made out of pine 1×10’s and it about 5 foot wide by 7.5 foot tall. I used the Kreg pocket hole jig to assemble the shelves and then I put a support down the middle to keep the shelves from bowing and just used an air nailer to keep the pieces in place. Then I trimmed out the top and bottom to make it look nice, and nailed on 1×2’s on the sides and the middle to cover up the joint’s (you can see in the picture, the uprights are thicker than the shelves) just to dress it up a bit (I did this because the center divider is a separate piece on each shelf and they didn’t line up exactly). Then it was just finished in white paint. I then bolted it to the wall using L-brackets, there is no back to the bookcase because it is in a basement and the walls are also white, so there is no need for a back.
-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---