"Base case" and bookcase

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Project by Dorje posted 07-02-2007 06:32 AM 2196 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The bottom’s finished with 2-3 coats of oil varnish, the upper’s not finished yet, but will look the same…I got picky with the plywood, selecting the darkest birch ply I could find to look “cherryish” (cherry ply would have done the trick too, but I was trying to save!).

I actually purchased some beautiful 8/4 cherry, over 9” wide that I was going to resaw for these cases (there are actually four all together – matching set on the other side of a closet in the “office”), but I just wanted this project to be completed so took an easier way out. Solid birch edgings and base. Very very simple – we just needed the utility of these cases so badly! The big open case (“base case”) on the bottom was built deep for computer and file bags (work gear), the upper, simply a book case.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#1 posted 07-02-2007 06:45 AM

Even your “simple” projects are beautiful Dorje. I would have thought it was cherry if you hadn’t said anything.

-- Bob

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#2 posted 07-02-2007 06:49 AM

They look great and very functional. Please post a photo of the top when you finish it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 07-02-2007 06:52 AM

Nice work Dorje. That birch ply comes in handy doesn’t it?

-- John

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#4 posted 07-02-2007 03:31 PM

Looks good. Reminds me of a closet project I just finished and have to post. I used birch plywood for that as well with a Cherry facing.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#5 posted 07-02-2007 03:34 PM

Functional use of the available space. I really like. Simply stated and functional. We can all learn from the KISS principle of woodworking.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 07-02-2007 03:48 PM

Very nice. I’m surprised you didn’t go for a corner book case for that location. It would have filled the whole area and maybe offered a little more space.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 07-03-2007 06:51 AM

Dorje -

My favorite wood! I like the clean crisp lines. Excellent work!


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#8 posted 07-03-2007 02:28 PM

simple in appearance doesn’t mean simple in designing and creating!
This looks like it serves its purpose perfectly and looks beautiful as well.
Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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