All posts tagged: bookcase

Re-run Scott Bookcase: Another Project is Completed

I am re-running a blog series from 2010 – the construction of a large bookcase for a co-worker. In this entry, originally published April 18, 2010, the completed bookcase is moved and set-up in its new home. The big day for the Scott bookcase arrived – moving day. This bookcase has been a fun three-month project. This was my first project where I utilized SketchUp during the design process and this project helped me refine the process for building case pieces. Building this bookcase has also shown me where I need to make improvements; one of which is how I apply finish to large painted pieces. One of these days, I’ll have a knock down spray booth for my shop. This is a goal because adding primer and paint by brush is a lot of work. It is funny though, a premium paint job completed by a professional painter will often include a final brush on coat of paint so the finish will have a hand applied look to it. I have found through this …

Re-run Scott Bookcase: Adding the Crown Molding

I am re-running a blog series from 2010 – the construction of a large bookcase for a co-worker. In this entry, originally published March 27, 2010, I am adding crown molding to the upper section of the bookcase. I agonize over certain steps of my projects. Most of the Scott bookcase is pretty straight forward woodworking; cutting dados, routing a few profiles for molding, yadda, yadda, yadda. But, when it comes to crown molding, I get a little stressed. It is not unusual for me to get big-time stressed during the actual attaching of the crown. I mean, the crown molding has to be cut exactly for it to fit properly. Adding to the complexity of crown molding is a wonderful (I am kidding) new idea of attaching it to the bookcase. See the illustration above and note how the edge of the top fits the angle of the crown molding. I thought this would be a good way to attach the crown and finish off the top. The problem is that just like the …

Architectural Bookcase

This design was created for my woodworking plan, You Can Build an Architectural Bookcase. I decided to use “architectural” when naming this bookcase due to the extensive use of molding.

The overall design borrows heavily from this historic bookcase. I don’t have the carving skills required for such a bookcase, so I substituted a lot of molding.

I have been wanting to design something with bun feet. The base moldings are slightly thick, the waist moldings moderate in scale, but the cornice molding is very pronounced.