Daniel's Simple free easy woodworking plans, ideas, photos - Leaning Bookcase
|A beatiful, practical, and easy to build keepsake.|
(hopefully you can find a fully worn out board like I used. Don't plane it - just sand it. Keep the character.)
Remember: grooves, knots & cracks are cool.
|Approximately 26" or more of board 4" or more in
Table saw or something similar.
sandpaper & probably a chisel.
A square if you want it so.
Screws (brass is prettier) or wooden pegs (even better).
Perhaps some glue.
|The physics behind the leaning bookcase..||Three pieces of wood (perhaps from the same board) are fitted together to form a naturally leaning bookcase or cd holder that goes anywhere (bedside, stereo speaker, etc.)|
This was a board from my deck. Completely worn out with
deep grooves. Time to turn it into something else.
Just sanded it some. Didn't want to lose the character.
I cut this into three lengths. Use what you like but I used 7", 14" & 4.5" lengths..
|This is how I cut the rabbets/dados (squared out grooves) in the picture above. Notice pencil mark for left hand side. I just kept moving it through with the blade set to cut the depth I needed. Just move over a hair with each cut. Absolutely not recommended to do.|
I'm cutting, I'm checking the tightness of the fit.
Then I chisel out & sand the rabbets (sounds weird). I apply glue and insert the pieces. You may want to stick a square in those 90 degree angles just to be sure.
You may also want to use screws or small wood pegs (home made would be best) to further attach the 3 pieces.
Finished it with a couple coats of Golden Oak and than a couple of
layers of polyurethane.
Makes a great gift. Miriam and I gave this one to Dylan Nance for Christmas 2005. (Dylan is son of the infamous David Nance)
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