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how to design and install full length (floor-to-ceiling) built in bookcase?

The only way to do what you are describing it to build it in place. Cabinet makers generally do no make the sides floor to ceiling for this reason and a few others. You generally do would want a ...
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Are there any non obvious (specifically structural) concerns to building a walk-in wardrobe

I would recommend constructing the center and right pieces as freestanding cabinets. that are built in your shop space and moved to position completed. That way they will have internal structural ...
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Thickness of back-panels, horizontal planks and vertical planks

There is no way I would use 37mm teak for the unseen back panel of piece of furniture. Personally, I would use plywood or hardboard; certainly 6mm solid wood would be fine (and for the kitchen ...
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Hinge pin problem in installation

You are seeking what is called a flush two-pin hinge: https://www.amazon.com/Whitecap-Flush-Mount-2-Pin-Hinge/dp/B004MDY00W The image shows one of many options and of many designs. Some are ...
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Monolithic wooden boards vs joint wooden boards

For shelves, can we use planks of width 1 feet or we need to join planks of 6 inch? There's no easy answer to that, because as with most things wood-related the wood itself if the key factor. This ...
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Suggestions to attach these coffee table legs

To maintain current size there are few options. The existing system we must guess was good enough when the table was new. Perhaps screws got loose and were not tightened? And the pocket screws appear ...
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Suggestions to attach these coffee table legs

I procrastinated this for quite a while but ended up going a completely different direction from what I was thinking initially. Couldn't find an elegant way to connect the legs with the original style ...
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Suggestions to attach these coffee table legs

Corner braces like these are a very common way to attach legs. They're attractive for commercial furniture because they create a strong joint that's easy to assemble and disassemble, so you can ship ...
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Monolithic wooden boards vs joint wooden boards

The idea of using multiple planks is that you would make sure the grain runs in opposite directions on each plank that you join to minimize any kind of cupping which can happen with wider pieces. ...
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Monolithic wooden boards vs joint wooden boards

If you have wide stock you can use that, or you can join up multiple narrower boards. a straight edge joint is perfect for this, provided the edges joined are straight and square (ie, no gaps) - ...
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how to design and install full length (floor-to-ceiling) built in bookcase?

With sides at least 1.5 inches thick, a major-league tongue and groove joint (or a sliding dovetail if you are feeling fancy) would allow you to assemble the sides in place without having to tip them ...
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