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Deb:

I think the best way to do this is to put upwards facing pocket holes in the gables of the bookcases prior to assembly. Then the screws would go upwards into the door. The door is hollow but there is some structured framing and you could have to make sure the screws go into the framing inside the door and not just through the veneer of the door. 

Sounds like a fun project.

Hello,

I'm Mary, I live in Florida and have recently discovered the joy of making my own furniture. For my first project I made two daybeds for our guest room. I kept the door locked so my husband wouldn't see them until I was finished...(because I wasn't sure what I was doing...lol). Anyway, they turned out great, he was very impressed and I haven't stopped yet! I have been using the Kreg Jig R3 but hope to upgrade this Christmas.

That looks great! Love the pattern and the color.

Gorgeous!
Thanks, William! That was my first thought but won't the top board of the bookcase make it too thick to get to the door itself?



William Anderson said:

Deb:

I think the best way to do this is to put upwards facing pocket holes in the gables of the bookcases prior to assembly. Then the screws would go upwards into the door. The door is hollow but there is some structured framing and you could have to make sure the screws go into the framing inside the door and not just through the veneer of the door. 

Sounds like a fun project.

The frame inside of hollow core doors is very narrow.

I've found some doors, that contained only 1" wide strip around the perimeter and 

a few randomly spaced horizontally.

The ends of the vertical strips along the sides, are visible at the top and bottom edge of the doors---note the visible parting lines.

If the door is painted, the paint can be removed/sanded off to make the joint visible.

When you see how thick the end strips are, you can be pretty sure of what the other strips sizes.

Note much solid area, for the screws to grip, for securely affixing the door.

Images of some hollow core doors.

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honey-coned hollow core

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Hollow core door table top.

Note the location of the pocket hole screws near the end, so the screw grips into the strips in the hollow core door.

Alternate construction:

1. Open the ends of the door and remove the interior strips.

Clear an area to facilitate inserting wider strips.

2. install filler strip(s)  5-6" wide inside the door and glue in place, so as to provide a solid area for affixing the door to the book cases.

(NOTE: The photo shows a paneled door, adding filler strips in the hollow section.

Filler strips can be cut from 3/4" stock or 2x stock, cut to size to butt inside of the door, and build up the quantity of strips to achieve the desired solid area needed.

Name: Cameron Von St. James

Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota  USA

Experience: Novice. I started wood working about 2 years ago. Grew up never learning to be very handy with tools or in the shop. Have since started to make a woodworking shop in my garage. Have built a few workbenches, a potting bench, numerous shelves and cabinets and continue to learn and grow every day! I'm a little bummed out I'll have to stop woodworking for the winter as my garage is not heated. I may have to change that.

My next projects are a built in laundry storage solution, a built in entertainment area, and a loft bed with a desk/study area in the lower section for my 8 year old daughter. I would also like to make her a cottage/fort/play area next summer.

Hello glad to be here hope you folk can help an old timer out Trying to get back into woodworking.

Welcome Richard,

I hope you enjoy yourself.

Some possible advice, can you please knock off any references to "old timers" as we are all the same and as much as we may wish not to be, every day I get up and check if I am still above the ground, and I am thankful I may have been overlooked for yet another day.

So don't be reminding anybody please as you don't really know who they may be, could be collectors!!

Otherwise enjoy Site and accept  there are all sorts of wood workers always keen to offer "advice"

and  of course have lots of enjoyable times with your Kreg tool

hello...
good to know there is a place like this to share thoughts and ideas....
I live in California and just bought a house and looking forward to do some projects around the house

Sadi....

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