Over the past couple of days, I have been contemplating exactly how I would glue the sides of the lower bookcase to the long lower shelf and what I am calling the sub-top. I remember Norm Abram gluing multiple pieces of a project together in fairly quick order and I often wondered just how two hands can do all that before the glue starts to set up. While that worked well for Norm, my process is sort of the opposite: slow and easy.
The shelf and sub-top measure 55 3/8” and as I said on my last post, this is the widest piece of furniture I have ever made. The massive bookcase project is just as wide, but it is really two smaller left and right sections joined together. My process is shown below – keep in mind where we left off last time: I had just completed the fabrication of the sides of the lower bookcase.
The lower bookcase is just a box right now, not much to look at, but tomorrow I will begin applying the MDF pieces that will form the panels for the sides. Then it will be on to build the face frame for the front of the bookcase. That should take me most of the week. I’m making a lot of progress and I feel that the lower bookcase will be completed within the next two weeks.
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