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Part 3: Frame & Panel Joinery

Frame and panel side assemblies form the foundation for the bookcase. These are joined with stub tenons and grooves. This essential joint can be cut entirely at the table saw. Don shares a few tricks for getting a great fit.

Bead-Front Bookcase

Part 1: Bookcase Overview

Part 2: Choosing And Sizing Material

Part 3: Frame & Panel Joinery

Part 4: Prepping for the Panels

Part 5: Creating the Plywood Panels

Part 6: Assembling the Sides

Part 7: Cutting the Case Joinery

Part 8: Accurate Shelf Pin Holes

Part 9: Assembling the Case

Part 10: Beaded Trim Details

Part 11: Final Beading & Adding the Top

Part 12: All About Drawers

Part 13: Building the Drawers

Part 14: Staining the Bookcase

Part 15: Applying the Finish