Barrister Book shelf

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Project by zlatanv posted 07-28-2009 03:57 AM 1509 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Needed a cabinet for all my wife’s photo albums and boxes of pictures, used maple for the case and doors and walnut for the top and bottom. Wanted the frosted glass look but glass is expensive, so I used 1/4 in lexan and sanded the inside, it gave it a very cool look, and it hid the clutter a lot better. I got a bunch of maple from my brother in-law who was demoing some retail store. I love it when I can recycle wood headed for the dumpster.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#1 posted 07-28-2009 04:03 AM

Nice – veery nice!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 04:13 AM

Nice bookcase.

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 12:16 PM

Really very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 03:19 AM

Cool what grit of sandpaper worked best and how long did you sand in any one spot to get the result you wanted?

-- David South FLorida

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#5 posted 07-29-2009 04:18 AM

Superdave, I tried different grits, they all started out with swirl marks but after a while the swirls disappeared. Tried 80 and 100 because I wanted more of a frost but it never seemed to get any more opaque, no matter how long i sanded. The larger grit did get the job done sooner 5, 10 mins, you just have to do it till it evens out the swirls. With 120 and 150 grit I got the same results just took longer . I used clear silicone to hold the lexan in, when it wiped over the sanded part it will show thru the other side so I had to be carful. Cleaning off the dust with a dry rag seemed to work best.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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