Greetings to all,
I want to build the V-Shelf bookcase in the Taunton’s Bookcases
I will be using 3/4” cherry instead of the 1/2” stock in the plans (have it that size already and don’t want to do any more planing on this much cherry). The plans call for biscuit joinery but due to the thicker stock I might try other more sturdier joinery. I was thinking about a blind dado for the bottom shelf but have also considered a mortise and tenon of a yet to be determined dimension but was thinking 1/4”. I want to put this on some casters and place some detailing underneath to make them less apparent and a strong fit here with the bottom and is definitely essential if this is to occur. Through mortise is an idea but I don’t know how this will workout on the sides of the shelf with the V notched and endgrain showing and ditto for a wedge mortise (my length of stock might not allow for this).
Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I consider myself a novice but want to raise my skill levels. I am also a bit designed challenged which makes deciding and modifying plans a bit more difficult.
Thanks to all ahead of time.