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Old 09-13-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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Best way to make vertical stand for a similar book shelf


Hi all

Please have a look at this bookshelf below. What would be the best way to make those vertical boomerang stands? Seems like each boomerang is a single piece. Would plywood be the only way?
If each boomerang was made with two pieces glued together in the middle then how would you even clamp the piece?

I would like to try my hands at a free standing bookshelf like this one.


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Old 09-14-2019, 08:37 AM   #2
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Four 2x10s and a lot of wasted wood?
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It is really light duty shelf, so I'd use flat, straight, dry #1 pine from the box stores. Look for straight grain to the shape or no grain. As such, oak and poplar are good too. Maple may be too brittle. Use 1x6 or so (you could first dry fit with a cardboard templates or such) and it would be a glued lap joint in the angled middle. I'm guessing about 6" lap is strong enough? Glue, and glue the filler pieces, all with stock sizes then cut to the shape. You may want to veneer the edge so the glue joint doesn't show. Make sure the face glue joint all point out to matching directions, such as X.
Being diy, not sure what wood or how the leg ends are tapered that small. I would keep the ends to at least 1.5".
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I would probably start with the concept rhat each leg is two pieces, with a lap joint that follows the line of outside edge (inside of the v). Would make it fairly easy to cut all 8 of the pieces using the same pattern, throw on the table saw with a dado blade to cut out the lap joints, glue, and clamp.
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Examine the piece closely....are you sure that is not a veneer...????
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