attach the bookends and tailpiece to the base strips. Countersink pilot holes in the base strips, then glue and screw the pieces together. Then round over the edges of the book-ends and tailpiece and finish sand.
I finished the parts before final assembly, taking care to mask off the last % in. of each runner and the notches in the tailpiece and fixed bookend. This way, the finish won't interfere with the glue-up later. When the finish is dry, apply a light coating of paste wax to the runners, so the free bookend will be able to move smoothlv.
To assemble the piece, slip the run ners through the movable bookend and glue the runner ends in the notch es in the fixed bookend and in the tail piece. As soon as the glue has cured your b<x)k rack is ready to use. ▲
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