With the side panels glued up and grooved to recess our adjustable shelf hardware it’s time to move on to the next part of the Maple Kid’s Bookcase. In today’s episode we cut and prep the fixed shelves then attach them, along with the top rails, to the side panels from Part 1. My method for this construction process is to use Pocket Hole Joinery. They’re strong enough to hold up to the wear and tear the bookcase will endure and make the construction process very simple.
At the end of the build portion, we’ll take a look at the options we have for cutting notches in the shelves themselves. Because of the design, the shelves need to “wrap around” the four legs to fit snug against the recessed panel. I use a bandsaw for this task, but if you don’t have one…there are other ways this can be accomplished.