Category Archives: HBD Bookcase

Bookcase-Progress 11-the Details

OK, this is my final final post on this bookcase.  There was a comment or two in my last post pointing out and inquiring about my edge treatment to inside corners.  This set me to thinking about what I do … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 10-Complete

After two coats of my “pine” enhancer concoction, two coats of T&T Original and a final coat of paste wax I’m calling the bookcase done.  All-in-all I’m pretty happy with the end result.  My finish experiment went really well and … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 9

The inaugural first coat of Hillbilly Pine Enhancer is on and I think I may have a winner. OK, let me back up a little and tone down the BS. I use pine for a lot of my projects.  Damn … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 8

I made it out into the shop this afternoon and began working on the drawer components.  I needed six sides and three backs. I began with the sides and managed to dig enough out of the off-cut bin to satisfy … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 7

Time in the shop over the past week has been hit or miss.  Every little bit adds up though.  The lower aprons are now installed.  Which means that the case assembly is now complete. It was at this point that … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 6

        Bamboo pegs at the ready.

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Bookcase-Progress 5

I didn’t get a lot of shop time this week.  Just too busy with the everyday stuff that we all have to deal with.  I did manage to glue and peg the two arched aprons to their corresponding shelves though.

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Bookcase-Progress 4-Structural Notes

At first glance this wide bookcase is pushing, maybe exceeding, the strength limits of most woods, especially pine.  However, I assure you that it is not and I thought that I would address the structural choices/solutions that I have employed … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 3

Progress marches on.  By drips and drabs over the course of the week and with a little more gusto this weekend. Most evenings this past week I was able to slip out into the workshop and chip away at the … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 2

With a warmup project out of the way, I decided that it was time to start the bookcase.  So Saturday morning I made a quick trip to the Home Depot and rummaged thru the pine stacks until I found enough … Continue reading

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