|Forum topic by zipzit||posted 06-05-2016 01:05 AM||1918 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
06-05-2016 01:05 AM
So I’m building a series of tall bookcases. I decided to dado the back of the stucture and add a 1/8” hardboard backer. Note: I’m intending to paint this white to match the rest of the build-ins in the house. I was intending to nail and glue the backing panels in place, until I started looking closely at the details at the back of the middle fixed shelving. There really isn’t enough room there.
Here’s a photo of me test fitting the back panels.
- Cut hardboard so there is 1/16” freeplay for Gap minus panel width and 1/16” freeplay for gap minus panel height.
Here’s a photo of one of the intermediate shelves.
My problem is there really isn’t much room to do the nailing on the center two fixed shelves. The bottom and top shelf have full 1/2” wide dado. Center fixed shelves have only 1/4” on each side. I’m really afraid of nail blow out. I have access to air staple gun, but I really don’t like using it. The staple lets will easily blow out.
One idea is to glue it without fasteners, just use sandbags or other weights to hold the panels in place doing gluing.
Anybody been here before? Any ideas on how to proceed? I’ve got a six of these book cases to build. 2×24” wide and 4×26.5” Many thanks, Zip