|Forum topic by kareed44||posted 11-11-2015 12:44 PM||624 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-11-2015 12:44 PM
I’m new to this forum but I’d like to bounce ideas off you all about the design of my first large woodworking project.
I’m building a corner bookshelf about 6-7 feet high out of maple. My first instinct was to build rail and stile back panels mounted between 3 legs. I will join the outside of the stiles to the legs with a long dado, biscuits, or floating tongue (is that what it’s called?). Then I would mount the shelves to the stiles from the inside using metal pegs. Finally I will cap the shelf with an inch thick triangular piece and trim where it meets the legs/panels.
That is the general idea but I have a few questions/concerns.
1. Will the rail and stile back panels look good from the front of the shelf?
I would greatly appreciate any input at all.
-- The Beginner