Today on Modern Builds: How to build a mid century modern bookcase out of 3/4″ maple plywood. I used limited tools to create this simple woodworking project so that it can be replicated and modified. If you’re interested in building this bookshelf, follow the link to the written article on my website where I have free plans including a cut list and other helpful tips and measurements.
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I built this sideboard over the course of 9 months and did not use any power tools at all to build it.
This is the summary video of the entire walnut sideboard build which I documented in a 25-part series.
(Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD8VbwoJ8vU&list=PL1j6cP7Ay6r40mVSrnCPXisowwrm4g1ns)
This project was first conceived in winter 2017, when my wife and I started designing the piece based on a number of different sideboards we had seen online. I tweaked the design over the course of a few months, off and on.
Then, since I am a teacher, it was a waiting game to begin the build during my summer break. So, in summer 2018, I bought the lumber from a local resident who supplies a variety of air-dried wood species.
From there, it was a matter of chipping away over time, and in the end, it was late March 2019 when I finished–so in total, it took 9 months.
I used no power tools at all during the build. So, even though I have a band saw, I did not use it. I didn’t even use an electric drill.
Everything was 100% done by hand. The only electricity used was for the lighting and heating/air conditioning.
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How to make a japanese style bookshelf with traditional hand cut joinery out of jatoba and oak using both power and hand tools. A very unique and beautiful build that challenged me and was very rewarding.
DISCLAIMER: Woodworking and the use of power and hand tools can be extremely dangerous. You are responsible for understanding the safe use of your tools and techniques. Your safety is YOUR responsibility, I accept NO responsibility or liability for any injuries, accidents, death occurring to you or others if you attempt to do the things that I do or use advice that I give.
It’s like you’ve stepped into a MS/HS woodworking class for the first day in this premiere episode of a new series from wortheffort woodworking. In this introduction to woodworking we skim over tools, safety, and material as we provide a brief overview of the medium we work in and how tools interact with that medium.
This is basically the digitization of a free weekly class we’ve hosted here at wortheffort woodworking for the local community.
You can download a worksheet to go along with this video on our http://wortheffort.com/wordpress/archives/292.
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