How To Make A Bookcase
Anyone wanting to get into wood working can use this, how to make a bookcase, as a first project. How to make a bookcase is one of the easier projects to conquer for those new to woodworking. They are simple to design and build and can be completed in one day. They are also a good project for the more advanced wood workers. While bookcases are very easy to assemble, they can also be works of art with ornate carvings and scroll work. No matter what class you fall into, building a bookcase can be a very rewarding project.
- Tape measure
- Write down on paper exactly what you want the bookcase to look like when you are done. Be specific. How tall does it need to be, how wide is it going to be, how many shelves will there be, and what color does it need to be are some of the questions you need to answer.
- Purchase the materials to complete the bookcase. Keep to the list you made on step one so as to be sure you have all of the materials to finish your bookcase.
- Cut the wood to the specified proportions in step one. After the wood is cut, sand down any rough edges. Stain, or otherwise seal the wood.
- Nail the frame for the bookcase together. After the frame is together, attach the shelves with nails. Applying wood glue prior to nailing them will add strength and stability to the finished bookcase.
- Stain or varnish the completed bookcase in a well-ventilated area. Allow to dry for seventy-two hours before bringing into home.
For larger bookcases, build in sections to be put together at the site of installation.
Lighter stains and varnishes show less dust.