Built in bookcase, part the fifth

Volume 9, Issue 124; 19 Dec 2006; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Final assembly.

The final assembly is now complete. The case is assembled, mostly with screws though there are a couple of glued joints on the end that will be most visible. The back, ¼” oak plywood, is nailed in place. I still need to install the tracks for the adjustable shelves.

The joints were very, very tight which is one of the reasons that assembly before staining seemed to make sense. For the same reason, I'm going to install the tracks before we stain, though that'll mean taking extra care when we are staining and finishing.

Todo: install the tracks, cut and sand the adjustable shelves, stain and finish the bookcase and the shelves, perform the final installation, and move books out of boxes in the back bathroom and closet.


For those, if any, who read this site but haven't met Norm: his ceilings are not as low as it might appear.

—Posted by John Cowan on 20 Dec 2006 @ 04:15 UTC #


Indeed. They're eight foot ceilings. I wasn't planning very carefully when I set up the tripod and I wound up with an unfortunately low camera angle.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 20 Dec 2006 @ 04:44 UTC #

No it's just his floor is higher..

—Posted by Marty on 20 Dec 2006 @ 04:46 UTC #

Neat Norm! Looks really good!

To avoid those tight fits after staining/varnishing etc, try masking tape over the pieces that fit? Much easier to make a good job of finishing when it's in bits.

—Posted by Dave Pawson on 22 Dec 2006 @ 11:25 UTC #