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444 Kid’s Maple Bookcase Pt.4

October 21, 20100 Comments

In today’s episode we get a look at the finished Kid’s Maple Bookcase. When I originally recorded the footage I was literally minutes away from the clients picking it up, so I may have skipped over some details you’d like to know more about. But I did cover as many of the final details as […]

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441 Maple Kid’s Bookcase Pt. 3

September 23, 20103 Comments

In part 3 of the Kid’s Bookcase construction we start the final assembly. At this point all the components are cut to their final dimensions and we’ve done our dry fits to make sure everything is going to come together without a hitch. While I chose to use pockethole joinery to bring everything together, we’ll […]

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440 Maple Kid’s Bookcase Part 2

September 16, 20106 Comments

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 […]

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439 Maple Kid’s Bookcase Construction Pt 1

September 9, 20104 Comments

Long before the summer hiatus this year you might remember our last project build was a Maple Child’s Dresser for a client and family friend. It was one of four pieces I was asked to build for their daughter’s room. Today we’re getting started with the first of a four part series that covers the […]

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401 Samantha’s Bookcase Construction Finale

December 14, 20092 Comments

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 […]

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391 Samantha’s Bookcase Construction Pt 3

October 22, 20093 Comments

It’s almost Halloween, so I thought I’d share with you one of the scariest things I’ve had to face in a long time. Gluing up the pieces for Samantha’s Bookcase! Thankfully having properly sized dados and attempting a few dry runs made the whole process a little less scary, but scary none the less. Enjoy! […]

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389 Samantha’s Bookcase Construction Pt 2

October 15, 20095 Comments

In the last episode of Samantha’s Bookcase project, we covered ripping sheets of plywood to their rough sizes. For a small shop this can be a daunting task, but not impossible if you plan it correctly. A big part of my planning is not worrying about taking the cuts to their final dimensions yet, but […]

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387 Samantha’s Bookcase Construction Pt.1

October 9, 20096 Comments

After a long delay and a few stops and stutters my wife’s bookcase is finally completed. It’s a simple design with a base and hutch. I decided to use plywood for the majority of the components, as cutting wider pieces is so much easier with sheet goods. But instead of the usual home center plywood […]

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284 Child’s Bookcase Episode 5 – The Finale

July 8, 20080 Comments

Time for the fifth and final installment of the Child’s Bookcase Project. In today’s episode I demonstrate my finishing technique with Shellac and a few other goodies too. Of course I can’t guarantee you’ll learn much about the finishing but you should get a good laugh!

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278 Child’s Bookcase Part 3

June 17, 20080 Comments

Hey folks it’s time for part 3 of this multi-part series following me building a child’s bookcase for a friend of the family. As promised, I documented the build. The good, the bad and the ugly and I’ll be posting new episodes on Wednesdays from this point out, enjoy!

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