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I was recently at a pro-woodworker's shop and saw his and got bookshelf envy. They were all dovetailed like Roy Underhill did, but in hardwood. Very nice.
Yeah, I did the top two with dowels, but I always have trouble getting dowels to align just right, personally. I think dowels would definitely do the trick if you are better at them than me. I decided just to see how it went and so far no problems. Plus without dowels it's much easier to just grab the boxes when you want to move them around. A couple battens across the back screwed into place might do the trick, too.
There are lots of ways. Two battens running top to bottom on the back (maybe use 1x2s or something similar) with screws at regular intervals. Screwing the shelves together would be okay. Metal braces across the shelves. Dowels to join them. You could even rework the design a little so that the top of one locked into the bottom of the other and drive screws into the overlap.
Yeah, that's a good suggestion. I made that change.
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Was that some kind of cooler or something that you bought? I saw it with the Pepsi logo but I'm not sure I've seen anything like that around.
Long time listener, first time caller. :)
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