Building Cabinets, Bookcases & Shelves: 29 Step-by-Step by Popular Woodworking Editors

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Whether you wish garage for books, DVDs, video games or outfits, you'll locate appealing, customized concepts during this publication. Open shelving? An enclosed cupboard? A vintage bookcase? They're all right here. Building Bookcases, cupboards and Shelves bargains 29 garage options in numerous shapes and sizes with either open and enclosed garage. every one venture comprises slicing lists, step by step directions and information and suggestion from expert woodworkers who've made every piece. better of all, you could construct them simply as they're, or customise additional to make every piece uniquely yours.

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I then bent a 1⁄8"-thick strip of wood across these three points, and marked the curve with a pencil. The curves in the end panels had been marked from the template, and all of these cuts were made with my jigsaw. The next task was to join the two stiles and top rail that make up the face frame of the carcase. I cut tenons on the end of the rail with a stack dado set in the table saw, and made the mortises at the top of the two stiles with a hollow chisel mortiser. I glued the rail between the stiles, and set this subassembly aside while I worked on the back panel.

Indd 40 1/11/12 9:40 AM below the shelf and 1 ⁄2" back from the front edge, the drawer appears to be a fixed apron. NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW. Located The drawer runners are strips of maple, 3⁄4" wide x 1⁄4" thick, held to the cabinet sides with screws. The reason for setting the drawer sides in was to leave the smallest possible gap between the ends of the drawer front and the cabinet sides, and to make the runners a substantial thickness. A small rabbeted lip is left on the end grain of the drawer front, so that any trimming needed to fit the front would be on this small edge.

There needs to be some room to allow for easy movement of the drawer, but not so much as to make the drawer sloppy. The drawer bottom is 1⁄2" thick, and slides into 1⁄4"-wide, 1⁄4"-deep grooves in the insides of the drawer sides and front. indd 41 ■ 41 1/11/12 9:40 AM tongue on three edges of the drawer bottom. The back of the drawer is 1⁄2" narrower than the sides to allow the bottom to slide in after the drawer is assembled. A couple screws in elongated holes secure the thick back edge of the bottom to the drawer back and allow for seasonal wood movement.

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