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12-05-2011 11:01 AM

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I would like to build a bookcase as shown in the picture, but I am not sure how to join the different carcasses together. I would like it to be seamless. Do any of you have any ideas?

Thanks, Darrell

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 12:26 PM

Two words. Hidden steel.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 01:40 PM

i think miles has the right idea. a curved piece of rebar recessed into the back of the boxes.

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 03:36 PM

Another option would be to put some decorative shape/object between the boxes in the ‘wedge’ (shpere, cube…) Those shapes would be rigid, and you could bolt them in place using conceled hardware. You might even use different materials if you can work with them.

That would add some additional visual interest (not that this design isn’t interesting by itself) and act as a support for the ‘hanging’ side of each box.

Another option, if this is to be wall mounted instead of free standing would be to mount each box separately and just give the illusion they are connected.

-- John

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 04:11 PM

I would think about using 3/16 cold rolled flat steel… Recess it in the back and cover it with wood. You’ll have to have someone in a metal shop with a metal brake bend it for you… Remove all the oil from it with ether, prime it, and paint it black. Once the individual pieces are bent, have shop tack weld them together into a standalone frame.

I would have the metal done before the box caresses, because they may vary slightly from your recess, so build your boxes around the metal frame.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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