What You’ll Receive:
- Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (metric and imperial).
- Hours of detailed video instruction (13 videos) showing every step of the build, from wood selection to finishing.
- All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase.
What You’ll Learn:
- Wood selection
- Frame and panel construction
- How to execute solid mortise and tenon joints
- How to execute tongue and groove joints
- How to make tapers
- How to install glass panels
- How to construct an all wood hinge system
- How to apply a wiping varnish finish
What You’ll Need:
- Planer/Jointer (alternatives: purchase pre-milled lumber kits or use hand planes)
- Circular Saw
- Dado Stack (for making tenons)
- Festool Domino (although I used this tool you can substitute dowels, biscuits, or pocket screws)
- Bandsaw (alternative: Jigsaw)
- Hollow Chisel Mortiser (alternative: router, which is discussed in the video)
- Miter Saw (alternatives: Cross-cut Sled or Miter Gauge at Table Saw)
- Random Orbit Sander
- Hand Tools – Chisels, Card or Cabinet Scraper, Router Plane, Shoulder Plane, Hand Plane, Block Plane
- 18 gauge Brad Nailer
- 1/4” Rare Earth Magnets
- 1/8″ Thick Glass
The provided cut list includes all of the information you'll need to order stock for your project. Project kits of stock are available if you would like to simplify the process.
11 Lessons Included
A full tour of the Barrister's Bookcase with Q&A.
Side Frames Part 1
The frame parts and panels are milled and the joinery is cut.
Side Frames Part 2
The frames are assembled and finishing touches are added.
The top and bottom strips are cut, dressed up, and attached to the side frames.
The back panel consists of two parts for a clever forward-thinking repair option.
These simple doors have a lot going on! Grooves, rabbets, pins, oh my!
The base features strong joinery and elegant styling.
Locking Strips & False Bottoms
The center locking strip is located and attached and the false bottoms are cut to size and dressed up.
The top of the bookcase is constructed from some beautiful solid walnut.
Odds & Ends
We still need to attach the rear top strip, attach the top, drill for magnets, finish our chamfers, and do the final sanding.
Finish, Knobs, & Glass
Applying Wipe-On Poly The finish is applied, rubbed out, and the knobs and glass are installed.