Thursday, 8 August 2013

Book case

Back in the workshop.
This week I am working on a book case.

The brief is a large book case for a child's bedroom. It is to have a painted finish and to be made from softwood.

When making a book case I like to have the shelves easily adjustable, so I use book case strips with slots about 18mm apart. I use these in my kitchen cabinets too so you can add more or less shelves depending on the storage size you need.

Books are incredibly heavy for their size, and we have all had saggy bookshelves in our time. So, as this bookshelf is quite large, I am making it in two sections. This will also help when carrying it up the stairs for installation. I will join the two sections with a cornice, so that it looks like one unit.

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