All posts filed under: Re-run Scott Bookcase

Re-run Scott Bookcase: Building the Base, Part 2

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 …

Re-run Scott Bookcase: Building the Base, Part 1

It is fun to go back to 2010 and look at my old blog posts; re-living how my workshop was then and see the techniques used for construction of old projects. I am re-running a series of blog posts about the Scott Bookcase; a bookcase built for a co-worker. I have already re-run a couple of post concerning the design options for this project (here and here). In this blog post, I begin cutting plywood for the base cabinet and use a homemade jig to cut holes for shelf supports. To see the post “Scott Bookcase: Fabricating the Lower Case” click here.

Design Options for the Scott Bookcase

For this blog post, I thought about a title like “Life Throws You Curve Balls”. My dad was rushed to the hospital this past Monday with chest pains. A scary situation for sure, but he is OK. The doctors suspect that these pains are not related to his heart, but they are still running tests to see what is going on. I was at the hospital all day Monday and for about an hour yesterday evening. As you might expect, very little woodworking has been accomplished in the past few days, so I am re-running the next installment in the Scott Bookcase project. Today, I am linking to an old blog post about the design process which included two client meetings and several emails. This blog post was actually written about a year after the bookcase was completed and was planned to be a lead-up to my first ever video blog post. I never completed the video, but the blog post goes over the four designs – design number three was the most interesting, but …