Monthly Archives: June 2013

[Castle Bookcase] Trim, Part II

I used what time I had today to make the final cuts on the base moulding and attach both sides and front with glue and nails. Used up quite a bit of time just clearing space in the garage and … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Trim

Today was a short day in the shop.  I had to split my time between the bookcase and weeding, trimming some bushes and planted a rosebush.  The sun finally broke through the clouds and the rain  we’ve been socked with … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Carcase Assembly, Part II

Today I installed a block (2  2×4 cut-offs glued and screwed together) to support the bottom shelf, directly under the support brace for the main shelf.  Here it is before installation: It was a perfect fit and will carry any … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Carcase Assembly

Spent an hour in the shop today assembling the carcase.  It was very quick.  First I marked on the side where the bottom shelf and top shelf would be, drew layout lines and coated with glue.  Then I put the … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] First Cuts

Today, I transferred all my measurements from the plans to the 1/2″ ACX plywood (4’x4′ sheets) I bought last week.  Whipped out the Versacut and sliced and diced till i had the sides, top,  bottom shelf, main shelf inner support and toy front cut … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Design

My daughter, Kylie is two now and long overdue for a bookcase to house not only her growing collection of books but also the books my son no longer reads (he is four now and is starting to learn to … Continue reading

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