Please take a look at
or if you have the Thomas Moser catalog, it's the Windward bookcase. I
can't figure out how the adjustable shelves are supported. The resolution
of the web picture could be better, but I'll swear there there are no little
holes in the verticals for shelf supports. The catalog picture has better
resolution but the crucial surfaces are shadowed. Still, holes are really
black and generally very visible, and I don't see any. So I think it's
something else, and it's damned invisible.
And is it just my old eyes and the perspective, or is that top shelf
bowed just a teensy bit?
Incidentally, the website is contained in frames. To quickly get to the
windward bookcase, use this URL:
Pin in the upright, slot the diameter of the pin in the shelf? Sits down
nice in my experience. Invisible, too.
Looks like 3/4 stock for 30" span. Maybe not ok for quarto size, though.
Pretty heavy books.
On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 15:22:31 -0400, "donald girod"
Moser uses a hidden wire that is let into the side of the shelf and
the points of the wire fit into very small holes that do not show up
on the website graphic.
Tom Watson - Woodworker
Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania
Hey, great! Small holes would indeed not show. I'll have to think about how
that might work--right now I'm not seeing where the strength would come
from. In the catalog picture there looks to be some kind of dofunny on the
bottom of the shelf, possibly locking the wire in? 10 gauge piano wire
would probably do it. I'm going to be in Portsmouth later this month and I
may just drive up to Freeport to get a firsthand look.
3/4" oak is ok for 30", but cherry is not as stiff, though the shelf is 13"
deep, rather more than normal.
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