L-shaped bookcase: how to join at the 45

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Forum topic by JoeZauner posted 12-15-2014 06:06 PM 1156 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2014 06:06 PM

I’m new to wood working. Been at it on and off for a year with hand tools. I’m building an L-shaped bookcase and I’m looking for ideas as to how to join the top shelves where they meet at the 45-degree bend. Any input is appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 06:24 PM

Splines, biscuits, pocket screws


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#2 posted 12-15-2014 06:27 PM


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#3 posted 12-15-2014 06:34 PM

If it’s made of solid wood you might want to use screws in oversize holes to allow for wood movement ,if its plywood then screws,pocket screws or even dados will do the trick depending on the design your using.

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#4 posted 01-09-2015 03:40 AM

How will the shelf inside the corner be supported? Whats the design? I built shelving units that met in the corner, but each wall is separate units.

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