[Castle Bookcase] Modifying the Turrets

I took the opportunity today to cut doorways in the sides of the turrets per Sara’s suggestion.  With the razor saw and a box cutter it was not difficult.  I sketched out two Medieval looking arch doorways and cut them out. 

Once the turrets were finalized, I grabbed the scrap 1/8″ hardboard (leftover from the back I cut out a while back) and used the scrollsaw to cut out two semi-circles to make “cielings” for the little turret rooms.  Here’s the glue-up in progress:


In the above picture you’re looking up through the “floor”.  You can see the door there in the middle.  The ceiling hardboard is drying here.  And here is both turrets drying:


After these were gluing, I pulled out the semi-circular pieces for the turret bases and sanded everything smooth to final shape.  That took most of my shop time today.  Once the ceilings are dry, I can glue the turrets up and attach to the  bookcase.

Time today: 1hour, 15 minutes.

Total Time: 13 hours, 15 minutes.


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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