How to Build Upright Bookshelves : How to Add Trim to Shelves for Upright Bookshelf


Hi! This is Jon on behalf of Expert Village.
In this video clip, we will be putting trim on our shelves. After laying out and cutting
out our shelves, I went ahead and made a piece of 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch trim. The next step
we need to attach that trim on here so that this looks like it is one big solid oak piece
of board. First we need to put a pretty amount of glue on our trim piece and make sure you
spread that around so that it holds just a little bit better. Next we are going to flip
that up and put it in place. Now when we clamp this down, we want to leave a little bit of
a lip above and below our piece. The reason for this is that when it dries we can come
back with our flush cut bit and trim that smooth to our plywood. Once it is clamped,
we are going to come in a put a couple of pin nails just to hold it until the glue dries
so that I can take my clamps off and move on to my next piece a little bit quicker.
And lastly you want to make sure you come back and wipe off any excess glue. I went
ahead and set my shelves up to let them dry. I have staggered them so that in case any
glue accidentally oozes out, won’t stick to the shelf on front of it. It is recommended
that you leave the shelves dry for 24 hours before you use any type of machines on them.

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7 thoughts on “How to Build Upright Bookshelves : How to Add Trim to Shelves for Upright Bookshelf”

  1. NGinuity says:

    5 bucks says you've got a ugly black stain where your clamp met your wood with the glue oozing out… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Insa Rose Vermeeren says:

    Thanks John. This is very helpful!

  3. Cordelia Blakeslee says:

    Great to see that… I made it too. Using woodprix handbooks ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sam Kengsington says:

    Wow! Ever ince I searched for Hyezmarโ€™s Woodworking Bible on Google I got into this amazing craft more and more, Iโ€™m on my third project now and itโ€™s been a great journey ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Yoshiko Roseboro says:

    I am sure you can still buy handbook with all info you need on woodprix. Just google it.

  6. Shannon Gibson says:

    You can use woodprix, it has the best handbooks and ready instructions. You can learn much from them and make it yourself.

  7. Shannan Schisler says:

    I've found great handbook on woodprix website. Good solutions for everyone I think

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