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Building a shaker style bookcase

Building a shaker style bookcase

If you want to build this shaker style bookshelf you can get the plans here

The bookshelf is made from solid cherry and has adjustable shelves.

In the video, I show several of my woodworking techniques.

How I plot out and mark the arch I used for the top by using a couple of scrap blocks and a thin strip leftover from ripping the sides to width.

I used a clamping caul method to clamp the panels flat without ridges between the boards.  This is a good technique if you don’t have a domino or a biscuit jointer.

I showed a technique on how to line up the bottom shelf and glue it to the toe kick for a seamless look and feel.

Then how to clean up the top with a flush-trim bit in case it was a little proud, and my favorite my shop-made jig for plunging out all the adjustable shelf pin holes using a router.

Tools I used

Building a shaker bookcase

How to build a shaker bookshelf


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I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
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