This is my first offical post here. I have experience with metal work and some construction carpentry but not much with making furniture but I really want to learn…. I could use some advice on making some Barrister bookcases.
1. I was thinking of making them in individual boxes and stacking them 4 high. I wanted to use 1X12 pine boards about 3 ft wide. I have seen some that have a funny bottom where there are 2 peices on the bottom with a gap in between which fits into a single board below it. Is there an advantage to this over my idea of just using a single piece of 1×12 for the bottoms (other than the non slide effect of the 3 piece bottom). I want the strongest bottoms so that the weight of the books doesnt warp the bottoms downward like some shelves do overtime??
2. I am not quite sure how the pivot dowel system works for the doors. Does anyone have detailed photos of how the dowel or whatever is used is mounted to the door itself??
Hopefully someday I can contribute back as well.