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Create stylish shelves and bookcases that will last a lifetime!
19 projects from the pages of American Woodworker magazineStep-by-step instructions, exploded diagrams, and cutting lists that minimize wasteOver 300 photos and illustrations to take you through every project and techniqueMake stronger shelves with details on designing sag-proof pieces, wood selection, sizing decisions, and moreBuild a Craftsman bookcase, floor-to-ceiling bookcase, Swedish wall shelf, cantilevered display shelves, and more
Learn how to create storage solutions that fit your home and your lifestyle!
Bookshelves and bookcases are the quintessential woodworking project—many new woodworkers “cut their teeth” on them! They are useful, relatively easy to make, and, by building them yourself, you can design each one to fit your living space and the unique function it will serve in your home. With this in mind, How to Make Bookshelves & Bookcases offers a superb collection of 19 elegant projects from American Woodworker magazine.
From a simple wall shelf to a grand bookcase and from built-ins to free-standing, each project provides clear step-by-step instructions, exploded diagrams, project requirements at a glance, and a helpful, efficient cutting list to minimize waste and guarantee success. Using various types of wood, you’ll discover ingenious ideas, methods, and designs for making shelves stronger and more attractive, get useful work area tips, tool usage suggestions, helpful hints, beginner-friendly techniques, and troubleshooting advice.
Have you ever had a beautiful bookcase marred by a shelf that’s sagging like a limp noodle? It’s not a pretty sight! Inside this book, an entire section dedicated to helping you build stronger shelves explains how shelf strength works, how and why sag and creep occurs, and how to avoid it. Learn which types of wood to use and how to choose length, width, thickness, front lip, edge, and more, depending on the weight-bearing you expect your shelf to do.
Providing plans and instructions for building great-looking projects, this comprehensive guide will help you craft sturdy, functional, and stylish shelves and bookcases. The arts and crafts sliding bookrack, the floating shelves, the dovetail bookcase, and the Craftsman-style bookcase and mantel are just a few of the fantastic designs presented in concise, easy-to-understand detail that ensures even beginners will succeed in their construction! With workshop tips and a section devoted to solutions for common mistakes, this is an ideal resource for woodworkers looking for new projects.
Walnut Wall ShelvesBow-Front BookcaseContemporary BookcaseFree-Form Wall ShelvesCottage BookcaseTwo-Part BookcaseSliding Door BookcaseSapele Display CabinetAnd many more!
Whether you’ve been woodworking for years or are just getting started, learn how to build storage projects will help reduce your clutter and stylishly organize your life, with How to Make Bookshelves & Bookcases!
Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2010)
Language : English
Paperback : 184 pages
ISBN-10 : 1565234588
ISBN-13 : 978-1565234581
Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
Dimensions : 7.49 x 0.66 x 8.97 inches