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titancharlie

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08-07-2009 10:07 PM

I am veeerry new to woodworking and want to make a one shelf slanted book rack to sit on a table. Does anyone know of plans for something like this. I’ve searched the web and cannot find anything.

-- Titan Charlie


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#1 posted 08-08-2009 12:32 AM

I’m trying to picture what you are talking about. Are you talking about something like the top half of this?

or

The “plans” should be pretty obvious by looking at them.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 12:39 AM

Yes, especially the second one and the third one w/o the center strip. I know the plans should be obvious and I can probably draw something up. However, I’m so new at this that I had hoped to have step by step instructions.
Thanks for your help and the pictures.

-- Titan Charlie

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 02:12 AM

Welcome to LJ. I would have to say that if you are so new to woodworking that this project is a challenge for you, you should either take a class at a local night school, Woodcrafters store, or find someone experienced near by to give you some guidance. It will make a huge difference in the woodworking projects you make and the safety proceedures you use with hand and power tools.
You did not indicate what tools you have available and that can make a difference in what information people here can give you. This project could be as simple as nailing some boards together or more complicated like cutting mortise and tenon joints or making dovetails.
Good luck and keep reading the information available here there is a lot to learn. I have been wood working for 40 years and I’m still learning.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 03:22 AM

Thanks for the idea.

Did I mention that I’m impressionable and an idea thief?

I’m more than happy to answer any specific questions about how I did this. No offense to LesB, but I think this is a good learning project for an amateur woodworker, as it can be accomplished many ways with many kinds of tools. Like it or not, trial and error is how most of us learn. Just make sure you know how to use the tools safely first.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 03:46 PM

DaveR: This is wonderful. I would like to try and build that…really close photos. I have a router and table w/ base and plunge attachments, table saw and miter saw. My thought was to route slots into the sides then fit the back and bottom into them. I see by the photo that this one appears to be held together by dowels. I think this would be a good way to start.
Thanks!

-- Titan Charlie

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 05:01 PM

Thanks very much. I appreciate your help.

-- Titan Charlie

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 11:59 PM

Yes dowels, routing datos might be difficult to get to fit tightly. Dowels are a little more beginner friendly. Not only are they easier to fit than datos, I stacked the sides and drilled though both as an easy way to ensure both sides were even.

I also added handles so I can move the rack easier without dumping the books. Mine were done with a Forstner bit and rounded over with the same bit as the rest.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#8 posted 08-09-2009 04:02 AM

another great job Dave R

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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