Big mother of a Bookcase

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Project by degoose posted 06-11-2009 03:33 AM 1578 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bookcase is a stand alone over 7’ tall , 12’’ deep and 5’ wide.
Made from Hoop pine 1 5/8’’ or 40 mm thick.
Shelves were 3/4” [19mm] and edged with Australian Native Hardwood.. not sure but I think Red Gum.. Lyptus?
Plinth and crown molding were made from the same hardwood in two sections and rounded over mitered at the corners. Backing is radiata pine lining board. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time but it worked out all right.
I think anyway.
So did my mate Lionel,

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 05:04 AM

i guess you just built the house around this ,
unless you have friends
Donk ( crokodile dundee )
it looks really heavy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 05:06 AM

It took two of Us

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 06:08 AM

Well it looks very nice and seems to hold books well too. Seems you knew more than you thought you did


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#4 posted 06-11-2009 07:31 AM

That is a big one for being “portable” or not built in. I have made a couple similar and they are not fun to move.
I don’t know if you have earthquakes in Queensland but be sure to fasten it to the wall anyway so it can’t topple over and hurt someone.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 06-11-2009 02:13 PM

My wife wants one…..thanks a lot mate.

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#6 posted 06-11-2009 10:38 PM

Welcome, Ski

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#7 posted 06-12-2009 07:03 PM

That’s a really nice looking bookcase. Love the woods too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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