Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation

By Robert Robillard

Custom built-in bookcase and mantle project: On this project we were asked to remove the built-in cabinet and replace it with a built-in bookcase and mantle installation. New Design – Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation The plan was to install a custom mantle that is lower than the existing blue-stone mantle and built a new…

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How To Build A Torsion Box Bookcase Seat

By Robert Robillard

Using Airplane Technology to Build Bookcases When designing an aircraft, it’s all about finding lightweight and strong material that is stiff enough to withstand the exceptional forces under which it has to operate. Durability is an important factor especially when the wings come into play.  Aerodynamic forces not only bend the wing, they also twist…

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Building A Bookcase Around Radiators

By Robert Robillard

Bookcases and Wall Trim with Radiator Obstructions I have looked at many potential jobs in which people wishing to have built in bookcases or flat or raised panel wainscoting installed.  You do not have to settle  by building a bookcase around radiators.   any times the radiator can be moved or recessed in the floor. Leaving…

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Custom Bookcases

By Robert Robillard

Custom Raised Panel Bookcase Adding custom bookcases to a room can be part of the original room construction finish carpentry plan or done later as a remodel or add on.  Not only do custom bookcases look great and add a focal point to a room they can also optimize your space. Custom Bookcase Design Many…

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Tongue And Dado Joint

By Robert Robillard

Tongue And Dado Cabinet Joint When building built in cabinets and bookcases I was taught to use a tongue and dado joint for the frames. A tongue and dado joint, pictured above, is a strong, sturdy  and simple joint to make on a table saw with a dado blade. Tongue And Dado Drawer Joints The…

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Fireplace Mantles and Bookcases

By Robert Robillard

Image: Concord Lumbers “on the level.” Diagram using Forester Moulding’s Custom Series – Fairhaven Mantel Designing Built In Bookcases A fireplace is the focal point of any room.  If you are looking for a great way to dress up the look your room, consider having bookcases and a custom mantle installed. In the finish carpentry…

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Create A Home Office

By Robert Robillard

How To Create A Home Office Before Photo: A home office can mean many things.  It could be a laptop and a briefcase with followers that gets set up at the kitchen table or a large room  with dedicated officer machines and furniture. Consider a few of these factors when thinking on how to create…

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Built-In Desks and Spaces

By Robert Robillard

Built-In Desks, Niches and Spaces Built-ins transform dead space in your house into functional spaces and help you get organized by adding new storage options without adding onto your home. Well designed built-ins should tie in with other architectural elements in your house, such as crown molding, trim and wainscoting. Homework Alcove This homework station…

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