Do to the recent success of building my study my wife has decided to order one of her own (makes a pouty lip, ect). So I'm busy in the workshop building her bookcases in the coming weeks, which will be quite similar to mine but half the height and made in a combination of mahogany and sapele. For this I sourced true mahogany for the veneered back panels and sapele for the carcass.
For the top corners, which will be bearing the weight of the books, I chose to do dovetailed corners. Recently in building my TV console I used a technique in which one pares to the line after sawing the dovetails, however, my sawing has been improving so I decided to use a technique in this case where ones saws to a knife line. Sawing to the line allows the fit up to have a slight amount of compression, which will help create a stronger joint, and infact should glueup with less error.
Two more to go;
And here is a mockup of the veneers for the back panels;
This will be bookmatched in sequence along the piece.