(3) Next, check thoroughly how the instructions are laid out as well as what building materials and tools are required. The plans should be legible so that no guessing is required as to what you need for the project. The great thing about purchasing plans online is that you are able to go over all the details and find out what is needed ahead of you downloading each of them and figure your project costs.
The Internet is a very good source with websites that provide access to thousands of woodworking plans. You could try your favourite bookstore and purchase woodworking magazines or woodworking books. Get involved with a local woodworking club and share plans and knowledge face to face. Internet forum are another great way to get in touch with the woodwork community.
Setting up to Cut Boards – It’s a little frightening to think about how precarious and unorganized a workspace can be when we start cutting boards. No one wants to spend time moving around tables, setting up sawhorses, adjusting work clamps… just to cut off the end of a board. Unfortunately, any less preparation than what I just mentioned will put you in a dangerous situation. Power tools can be evil… and I mean really evil. And it’s not about how much experience you have. Go online and search woodworking accidents. The most horrific stuff happens to people who have been building for 20-30 years without a scratch. Then out of nowhere things suddenly go wrong… boards go flying across the room, arms and fingers get cut, and worse.
Most bookcases consist of three parts: carcass (sides, top, bottom and back), shelves and face frame. After you have your wood cut to the correct specifications, building a bookcase is essentially a step-by-step process:
A good quality barrister bookcase doesn’t come cheap, so there are a few factors to consider. As with all furniture, the correct location is vital. This can mean the difference between a barrister bookcase having the wow factor, or simply being looked on as a bit of furniture. Soft wall lighting, or built in lighting, will really show it off to its best.
What’s great about using professional woodworking plans is that you get to be told exactly what materials, tools and cuts you will need. Choose the kind of wood you want to use, make a list of all materials you will need, including quantities. Don’t forget about the wood stain or paint.
It can be assumed that your interest in making something like this means you already have the basics in woodworking. But if you don’t have any idea on what to do, don’t fret. There are hundreds of videos and articles online that gives out free tips on how to do your first project at home. There are even paid instructional videos that will give you detailed instructions for your intended task. The basics are very important in woodworking because you can practically do everything when you have the necessary knowledge on this type of hobby.
There should be step by step instructions, accompanied by diagrams and illustrations so you would know exactly where and when to put nuts and hinges. Some bookshelf plans even include how-to videos.
You can watch out few videos online that explains the basics on how to create a bookcase. Some of the materials that should be used to create a bookcase include screws for joining the valances to the top of the shelf and to fix the top and bottom of the bookcase with the wall. Nailer’s are used to keep the book shelve straight. These are also screwed at the top and bottom of the shelves. By using the right kind of material and by using valances you can set up a very good bookcase in your office or at your home.
You have seen it before. You walk into someone’s home or office, and there in the corner is the bookcase they built. It doesn’t look very stable, and if you look closely it almost appears to be leaning to one side. They probably either used no plans, or they downloaded some free bookcase plans. Either way, their project looks bad, and is not very safe.