John's Granddaughter's New Bookcase - and Clamp-It Tools
posted on December 5, 2006 by Rockler

We never get tired of hearing from woodworkers who make good use of Rockler tools and supplies. A few days ago, John in Jax, Florida sent us this picture of his granddaughter (who is obviously and avid reader) and the great looking bookcase he built for her, along with a few well-chosen thoughts on the project:

"I love to hear my daughter say while pointing to a catalog, "Daddy, could you make one of these for Lauren (my 1st granddaughter).   Just another opportunity to get in the work shop. When it came time to assemble everything, I needed to be an octopus so I could glue, assemble, hold & nail all at once not to mention keeping it square.  Well the next best thing is a half dozen "Sure-foot Aluminum Bar Clamps" and "Clamp-it Assembly Squares".  The photo tells the story.  Those "Maple Gallery Spindles" added a nice touch.

P.S.  Got 2 grandsons since making this book case so who knows what's next."

It's not only a great looking project, but an excellent description one phase of the assembly process that can be a little frustrating if you only have two hands at your disposal.  If you are not familiar with the Clamp-It tools John mentioned, there's more information in right here on the blog in Clamp-It Assembly Squares... .  If you want to head straight for the tools and supplies mentioned above, here's where to find Sure-Foot Aluminum Bar Clamps, Clamp-It Assembly Squares and Moldings, Carvings Corbels and Spindles.

(Thanks, John. Sounds like you have a few projects coming up. We look forward to seeing them.)

posted on December 5, 2006 by Rockler
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