Furniture Project Finding A Bookshelf To Store Your Treasured Collection Of Books Can Pose A Bit Of A Challenge The Mass Produced Units Are Usually Poorly Constructed Out Of Particleboard With A Bad Imitation Of Wood Grain Printed On Them As Books Are Quite Heavy In Relation To Their Size It Isn T Long Before The Inevitable Happens And The Shelves Start To Sag Under The Weight Plywood Offers More Weight Bearing Capacity Than Particleboard But For The Ultimate In Non Sagging Bookshelves Solid Wood Is The Way To Go As Well As Providing Plenty Of Storage For Your Books This Design Also Contains Three Hidden Compartments Which Allow You To Keep Valuable Items Handy Yet Out Of Sight
Furniture project finding a bookshelf to store your treasured collection of books can pose a bit of a challenge the mass produced units are usually poorly constructed out of particleboard with a bad imitation of wood grain printed on them as books are quite heavy in relation to their size it isn t long before the inevitable happens and the shelves start to sag under the weight plywood offers more weight bearing capacity than particleboard but for the ultimate in non sagging bookshelves solid wood is the way to go as well as providing plenty of storage for your books this design also contains three hidden compartments which allow you to keep valuable items handy yet out of sight is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by bob with ID 11716386021 was uploaded on 08-02-2019 and has been viewed 307,509 times.
Hidden Compartment Bookshelf Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo Wood SelectionThe wood used in this project is sized so that all parts are readily available from any home centre or building supply store.In the case of the unit pictured here, the frame and fascia pieces are made from vertical grain Douglas fir.
The top, middle and bottom shelf boxes are fir and mahogany plywood, and the center panels, shelves and back are made of pine.My supplier had some nice wide pine boards, which allowed the side panels to be made from one solid board.
If you can't find wider boards, glue these up from narrower stock.The shelves are made from laminated pine shelf panels, and the back is frame and panel for rigidity, with the center panels being made up of ¼" solid tongue and groove pine paneling.
There are four main sections involved in the construction of this project - the sides, the back, the boxes, and the shelves.I used two different colours of stain on this project, and to make finishing easier and to keep any glue-related finishing problems at a minimum, I pre-finished all of the parts before assembly.
To highlight the differences between the fir and...