[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 shelf in place, tightened the Kreg screws and bam, shelves installed.

I flipped the side with two shelves attached and repeated the process for the other side and voila, sides and shelves done!  Love the pocket screws…perfect method for plywood.


Then I repeated the steps for the top.  On the shelves, the pocket holes were on the underside to hide them.IMG_20130624_150934_648  On the top,  I put the holes on the sides and screwed into the top.  Why?  No idea.

It seemed better since any weight on the top would be pushing the top down, helping the glue and screws to bold it in place.  Who knows if I’m right or not.  I suppose if it falls apart with the first book we’ll know!

Here’s the progress shot at the end of today’s shoptime:


Hours today: 1

Total hours: 2.5


About Steven M. Vaught

A native son of Delaware, now living in Illinois, Steven is a writer, family historian, amateur astronomer, sometimes-gardener, woodworker, father to three wonderful children, husband to a wonderful wife, and caretaker of one cheeky vizsla.
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