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    Need sketch up help Update Bookcase built

    My mother in law asked for a bookcase to fit under her window to hold picture albums. She says that the albums are a little less than 12" high so she would like the shelves to be 12"
    This is the design she would like. It has to be 36" tall, 33" wide, and 12" deep.
    I'll either use maple or cherry.

    Can anyone help me with plans or design this ?

    Thanks

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    Last edited by Bob Gibson; 01-31-2014 at 10:46 PM.
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    I can, Bob.
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    and ten minutes later dave delivers
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    Close?



    We should talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    and ten minutes later dave delivers
    More like 25 minutes but I had to let the dogs out first. It's cold so they did their thing and came right back in.
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    it is a holiday so its understandable you took your time on this one
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    What can I say? Fortunately my coffee is kicking in.
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    Wow. my coffee wasn't even cold yet

    Looks good Dave
    I think that she wants the shelves to be 12" wide which would make the top a little bigger.
    What would be the best way to attach the shelves to the posts?
    How do you see the top being attached to the posts?
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    Bob if I were building this I think I would use dowels or tenions to attach the shelves and the top to the posts. Think of the dowels as floating tenions.
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    Hi Bob,

    I figured we'd need to go a bit deeper but I didn't know which dimension needed to be 12" I can fix that.

    The top could be attached to the legs with the horizontal rails at the top of the spindles.

    The shelves can sit on shelf pins or you could use pocket screws (makes me shudder) or some little L-brackets underneath.
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