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what tools do i need to build a built-In Book case? Answered

I was searching on how to build a built-in bookshelf on 15 - 20 ft long wall about 7 ft. high. Then I come across <instructables.com> and i found the exact "Built In Book Case" instructions...the only thing that wasn't mention were the tools to use. Since you're getting the message from a dummy I really need help with what tools to use in building this wall-to-wall shelf, thank you for your time.

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seandogue

7 years ago

Post the name of the specific project, and I'm sure someone can come up with a projected list of tools required for that specific task to properly answer the question. 

Far less of a nebulous query at that point, don't you think?

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orksecuritysteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

Good point, actually. I really should refill the one I keep in the car, and get another for the house... and maybe a third for the workshop.

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caarnteddorksecurity

Answer 7 years ago

I once cut my finger doing some work for a friend. I asked him where his first aid kit was, and upon opening it, discovered nothing more than a half bottle of Jack Daniel's and a roll of PVC electrical tape. It did the job.

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caarntedd

7 years ago

If you found the project you wish to build on this site, why don't you ask the person that posted it what his/her toolkit has in it?

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rickharris

7 years ago

Saw, Spirit level, Screwdriver, Hammer, Ruler/tape, straight edge,

Actually what tools you need is irrelevant - when you get stuck go out and buy what you need - Regard this as a very practical way to build your tool kit.

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orksecurityrickharris

Answer 7 years ago

+1. Let the project tell you what tools you need. Read through it and much of that will be obvious -- if you're using nails you need a hammer, if you're using screws you need a screwdriver (and you might want a drill to make pilot holes with). You don't necessarily need a saw if the lumberyard is willing to cut the wood to size for you (many are; accuracy is a bit iffy but for basic bookcases good enough) -- but that requires that you figure out the sizes before you buy the wood.

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Re-design

7 years ago

Must have

Hammer
electric drill with assort bits
adjustable square
skill saw (or equal) could be a hand saw it it'ud be a lot of work
screw drivers to fit the screws you use
pencil
steel measuring tape

Be nice to have

Table saw
pipe clamps for glueing
router and bits

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rickharris

7 years ago

If I were making a built in bookcase I might use some or all of the following - BECAUSE I already have them in my workshop:

Router, Plane, Belt sander, Dowelling kit, Wood glue, band saw, circular saw, Tri square, work mate/vice, Various clamps, at least 4 cups of Coffee a day, a lot of paper to draw my design out before I make anything, a CAD system, my printer and PC.

BUT you can get by without any of these.