|Forum topic by lumbermeister||posted 01-11-2014 02:25 PM||968 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-11-2014 02:25 PM
Will shortly embark on my first furniture project – a solid wood cherry bookcase as described here http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57001/build-a-classic-cherry-bookcase .
This will be a present to Mrs. Lumbermeister, and as such, she has specified “heirloom quality”; that is, no plywood, must be sandable/refinishable throughout the generations. No pressure, no pressure at all! :)
First decision – The side panels, which, not counting the face frame, will be 10” x 51”; this presents the choice of a single piece, or glue-up of 2 pieces. I am already aware that:
- 2-piece glue-up – easier to flatten and square-up the individual pieces, likely less waste of wood.
- Single piece – perhaps less work (assuming not too difficult to true-up), no glue line (though I consider the glue line a minor issue, assuming I can pull it off well).
Appreciate all input/suggestions. Thanks.