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ambitiousbeginner 01-01-2007 05:36 PM

Beginner in Woodworking
Hi from Virginia. I am a beginner at woodworking. My spouse gave me a 10" Compound Miter Saw with Laser for Xmas and I am so excited. He asked me in October what I wanted and I told him a miter saw but I had no idea he was listening :-). We have only been in our home for a year (new) and there are a lot of things I would love to learn about crown moulding and other home improvement ideas.

My biggest project I would like to tackle is to build Built-in Bookcases for my home office which currently has an alcove. I did not select to have the builder install the bookcases because of the style.

I am hoping this site will be able to suggest some good books and great suggestions.

I know I will have to get a table saw, routers and many other tools to begin the bookcase project. I have drawn a design of the look I want which is attached. (I hope I did the attachment correctly)

Looking forward to all the good info I'm sure this site has to offer.

glennjanie 01-02-2007 08:28 AM

Welcome to the Fourm Ambitious:
It sounds like you are taking on a nice sized project there. has several woodworking books available, as do several other places. My suggestion would be to be sure to use adjustable shelving for more versitility.

ambitiousbeginner 01-02-2007 01:28 PM

Thanks Glenn for the information. I will take a look at Also, how do I attached the project so it can be viewed?

glennjanie 01-02-2007 04:12 PM

Click on the "Go Advanced" button below. You will find the other buttons you need there.

Daryl in Nanoose 01-02-2007 09:38 PM

Building bookcases is one of my favorite woodworking projects and I know you will enjoy this alot. Can't wait to see your sketch.

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