Odd Bookcase

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Project by S_Bove posted 01-14-2016 09:20 PM 4176 views 36 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some inspiration bookcase project I made some years ago. The Bookcase is made up of two parts.
The 2 top rows can be taken off so you get two bookcases. Both vertical and horizontal can the top case be place on the floor.
The wood used is elm and after rough 8 years now the color is nearly the same, a bit yellow but not that much.
Finish style is “just” a lot of sanding.

To be honest I took forever to make but the end result is from my own point of view is great.

I have a similar project ongoing I can post when ready. :-)


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#1 posted 01-14-2016 09:59 PM

I really like that and the concept behind the idea – no bookends needed :) I bet it was a lot of work to get nice fitting joints. I have to say, and as a complement, it sort of reminds me of a cartoon drawn bookcase. Very cool and nice work!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 01-14-2016 10:27 PM

Drunken cutting boards work, so why not a bookcase?

I Likes!

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#3 posted 01-14-2016 10:38 PM

man i like your way of looking at things you build outside the box im going to enjoy looking for your projects welcome and thanks for bringing on a different approach.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-15-2016 12:01 AM

Wow! Nice job. And thumbs up on the elm it’s one of my favorite woods.

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!

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#5 posted 01-15-2016 03:42 AM

outstanding ! Love it!

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#6 posted 01-15-2016 05:19 AM

If all of your projects are as fun as your first two, I can’t wait to see what comes next!

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#7 posted 01-15-2016 07:16 AM

Thanks for the positive feedback.


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#8 posted 01-15-2016 10:24 AM

This would cost an arm and leg if it was on the floor of a high end retailer, great job, really interesting to look at.

-- - Here, for learning.

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#9 posted 01-15-2016 11:01 AM

This is realy incredible. Definately the best bookcase I’ve ever seen.I’m having hard time to figure ’’how?’‘

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-15-2016 11:48 AM

hi Ivan

I started out with all Squares in each hole, then added the 4 triangle for the holes that needed the odd shape.
One big drawback of all the wood is the weight, rough 100 kG in total for both even I tried to make the triangles relative thin.


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#11 posted 01-15-2016 11:59 AM

I realy like it.


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#12 posted 01-15-2016 12:14 PM

Now you know you aren’t supposed to be drinking while woodworking, sometimes the angles get funny then…Just kidding, that is a very cool project, and very well executed. Amazing work!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#13 posted 01-15-2016 12:18 PM

awesome! cool project
What is the finish? it looks very natural

-- Michael, Germany

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#14 posted 01-15-2016 12:58 PM

Hi Michael

The finish is a lot of sanding. After 1 year I gave it some white soap flakes to keep the light white colour. nothing more.
But here after rough 8 years I starting to get a bit yellow. so properly in the summer it will get another round of soap flakes.


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#15 posted 01-15-2016 01:37 PM

Very cool. A video on the making would be even cooler. I would love to attempt something like this.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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