A basic bookcase using biscuit joints
My darling wife, bless her, recently decided to re-arrange the room that we use as an office and I must agree that it's far more convenient this way. There was just one problem, the bookcase, made in 1970, out of teak veneered high density particle board with 1/2" Teak edging was 6'3" wide, far too wide to stay in the office so I was asked (actually told) to make one to fit. In the past, on decent size projects I used dowels, dados and ocassionally, screwed together using plastic stoppers in the countersunk heads. This time I decided that biscuits would be the fastest method, and whilst I'm no engineer, I'm quite certain that there will be no problem strength wise so here is a photo-shoot of it's making. The first four shots are of the preparation.
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