Re: Biscuit Joint Question
There are router bits you can get that will do a biscuit slot. A little trickier to line up, but I'm sure they work just fine. You just need to pencil the slot on both pieces before you cut the biscuit slot (gotta do the same thing with the biscuit cutter anyway).
As far as the solid pine shelves go, please be aware of wood movement. Using 1' wide boards, you're bound to get movement over the seasons. Basically, wood will swell in the summer (humidity) and shrink in the winter as the air gets dry. With 1' boards, you'll *PROBABLY* get at least 1/8" movement front to back. You need to make the shelves a little smaller in order to accommodate that movement. You can keep them flush in the front, as long as you leave a 1/8" gap in the back. Use attachments that let the boards move, as well. By that I mean, if you're going to screw the boards down, use a slotted attachment for the screw that will let it slide back and forth a bit.
I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.