Today’s show is the final episode in our Samantha’s Bookcase construction series. This was my first effort involving premium plywood and the end result was great! The Cherry Plywood combined with a solid Cherry wood edging created a beautiful piece that has a prominent spot in our living room today.
In this episode we’ll complete the construction of the base by applying the top’s solid wood edging and also finish up the hutch construction.
One detail I demonstrate in this episode is creating a chamfered edge on the top of the hutch using nothing more than a block plane and a few pencil lines. It’s a great technique to learn and so easy…I can do it!
I tried as much as possible to use hand tools where I could, but using a blending of power and hand tools made this project move smoothly. Unfortunately, it didn’t help with carving out time as it took nearly 9 months to complete. Of course the reason for that has nothing to do with complexity…just the way things go sometimes.
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