Planning to Build a Bookcase

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Michael McGeary

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Hi, good afternoon. This afternoon we're going to work on making a book case a very simple pine book case that looks beautiful but it does its job and it's pretty cheap to make. Our book case is going to be 36 inches high, 27 inches wide and 11 inches deep. So the first thing we have to do is select some lumber to make it with. I'm going to use ponderosa pine that I bought at my local home store. This board is 8' long and 11 3/8" or so wide. Since these boards, they call them 12" wide but they're only a little over a 11 and they vary in width from board to board. So we are going to have to make sure that all the boards in our book case are the same width. We are going to rip them all to the closest width which is 11 inches.