|See the Difference?|
In between the times I spent whining about the heat I also managed to sand all of the pieces that will make up the bookcase. In my construction technique I prefer to use joinery to "lock" pieces together. When using sheet goods like on this project a good choice is tongue and groove joint. I find it hard to believe that much of the knock down furniture available from the so called big box merchants use particle board and relies on a butt joint and screw to give it strength!
Here's the first look at the top unit, clamped together, pre-drilled, and waiting for a cooler temperature so it can be assembled.