A Choice of Three Bookcases
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Synopsis: Philip C. Lowe shows how to make three bookcases of varying complexity; which to build merely depends on time, budget, and circumstance. If you need one in a hurry, you can knock together a sturdy bookcase with premilled pine using simple dado construction. If you want something more substantial but don’t have the time or money for a solid piece, you can make a bookcase from hardwood plywood with solid wood facings. Last, Lowe shows how to make one with adjustable shelves, dovetail joinery, a face frame and curvaceous ogee bracket feet. Project plans for each version give dimensions and show construction details.
When customers arrive at my shop inquiring about having a piece of furniture made, it’s part of my job to ascertain what quality of furniture they’re looking for and to translate their desires into a dollar amount that will equal the time and materials needed…