How to Make Bookshelves and Cabinets by Sunset Books

By Sunset Books

So much people are creditors. We gather every little thing from A to Z-from artwork gadgets to zoom lenses. As collectibles acquire, we discover we want areas to arrange, shop, or demonstrate them. even supposing a few humans decide to purchase the required devices, many wish to get a better price and workout a little bit creativity by means of making their own.
This truth is proven through the good acclaim for do-ityourself shelving undefined. What seems missing, notwithstanding, is a resource of rules for easy-to-make modern shelving and garage that provides do-it-yourselfers an opportunity to precise their individuality. Isnt this why youre analyzing the best way to Make Bookshelves and Cabinets?
Even if youve by no means dealt with a observed, you could learn how to make garage and demonstrate devices. the next pages inform the green chippie every little thing he must learn about deciding to buy fabrics, utilizing instruments, and developing bookshelves and cupboards

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Although each has its place, adjustable shelving is usually preferred to permanent-it helps eliminate waste space. Shelves can be made adjustable in many ways; some methods are shown on page 45; others are described in the projects. You can buy adjustable standards in lengths from 12" to 12' for wall-mounted shelves. For creative ways of utilizing shelving hardware see page 66. Standing or hanging? Although freestanding bookcases can be rearranged with the furniture and some can have additional roles as room dividers, they must supply all the necessary structure for supporting shelves and require more materials than bookcases using walls or ceilings for support.

If you nail, set the nailheads below the surface. Screws should be countersunk and plugged (see pages 32-33). K COMglfllATION DADO MITERSTRONG- VERSION Of MITER, gUT MORE DIFFICULT TO CUT BASIC CABINET 39 )1+" LOWER-BACK How to make a face-frame cabinet A wooden frame attached to the face of a cabinet gives it strength, lateral stability, and the ability to accept lip-type doors (pages 42-43) and drawers on center runners (pages 46-48). Serving a function similar to that of a cabinet's back, a face frame joins cabinet pieces, adding rigidity and keeping the cabinet square (with 90 ° corners).

If you don't have one, consider having the major cuts made at the lumberyard . For horizontal shelves, cut a 4' by 8' sheet of tempered hardboard lengthwise into four pieces 11 1'8 " wide and then notch them as shown . From a second sheet of hardboard, cut eight vertical pieces 44" long and 11 1'8 " wide and notch them as shown . Round corners of all pieces and sand edges smooth. Assemble the unit by pushing the pieces togeth e r. Then lay it front down and square the corners. Cotton rope pushed through eight %" holes in the back and crosstied as shown provides the bracing needed to keep the unit squa re.

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