I am running some old posts from a few years ago about a bookcase I made for a friend of mine (last name Scott). This post originally appeared on my blog on February 7, 2010. Here, I continue to work on the lower cabinet of the bookcase.
This is what a winter storm looks like in Alabama. Yesterday evening, the weather service posted a winter storm warning for central Alabama. The forecast called for as much as four inches of snow. I am not yet sure what the official accumulation was, but it was a nice little snow, (not hardly what I would call a winter storm).
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 in my last post, this is the widest piece of furniture I have ever made. My 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. Due to work related stuff, progress slowed down. I next began to build-up the side panels, add molding to them, and last night, I was able to begin fabrication of the adjustable shelf for the lower bookcase finishing it up this morning. See the photos…
Next up – I actually worked on the face frame for about two hours this afternoon, but I did not get it finished, so I’ll write about that process in my next post. Then it will be on to the base moldings. To see the other posts in this series, click here.