Reader Engmike8 put together this sweet and rather familiar-looking bookcase. It looks like Mike opted for pine, which on the whole is much cheaper than hardwood — and as we all know, there are more than a few times when cheap = good. Regardless of the material, we always dig folks getting out in the shop and making some dust, especially when they have something to show for it afterward.
Mike also went with the adjustable-rails method of shelf control, which is both handy and largely a pain-in-the-ass when compared to other methods. At least it always is for us — with our small trim router we have to make two passes for each slot cut on the inside.
Like a true pro Mike didn’t stop after the carpentry was done; we noticed the entire unit is stained. Well done. We can’t count how many times we’ve seen projects linger in the “waiting for finish” stage — including our own.
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