How to Assemble an Upright Bookshelf

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Learn how to assemble an upright bookshelf in this free woodworking video from a home carpentry expert. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi! This is Jon on behalf of Expert Village. In this video clip, we will be assembling our project. Now that my trim has been routed down, I went ahead and set up my pieces as to where they are going to go. The next thing that I need to do is attach my top and my bottom will go at the other end. First I am going to put a fair amount of glue on my side piece up at the top where it will meet my top piece. Spread that around just a little bit so that it holds just a little bit better and then we can raise that into position. Next we need to pin nail that into place. Next we are going to do the same with the other side. Now if you need to use clamps to help hold the piece, I would recommend doing that and don't forget to wipe any excess glue that might have squeezed out. Next we need to glue in our bottom piece so I've went ahead and drawn a mark 2 1/2 inches up and I am going to glue that and raise that in place. I am going to put a couple of pin nails in the side just to hold it until the glue dries. After you are done gluing in the top and the bottom, you need to take a square and verify that your project is square. If it is not square, then you need to twist it a little bit so that it becomes square so that when the glue dries, your project will be square and straight.