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Project by Steve Cherry posted 07-25-2016 09:28 PM 857 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We just moved into our new house at the end of March this year. My wife needed a bookcase to keep her cookbooks handy in our new kitchen. She wanted a narrow bookcase that would fit between the wall and a radiator cover in the corner of the breakfast nook. I used a piece of leftover cherry plywood from our kitchen remodel as the rear panel. The base is taken from plans for a night stand in an issue of Woodsmith and was my first real attempt at mortise and tenon joinery. It wasn’t perfect, but I’m pleased with the result. The crown molding is a scaled-down version I came up with based on a couple of other book cases I made. I used Minwax pecan Polyshades which looked pretty close to the pre-stained cherry panel that I used for the back, but it didn’t quite match here because I used birch plywood – still kind of close. I put a darker stain on the crown molding and base. Wife is very happy with the result therefore so am I. Hope you like it, comments and questions welcome.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 09:34 PM

A good looking practical solution, well done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 09:44 PM

This is a beautiful bookcase and it looks great in that spot that you designed it for.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 07-25-2016 10:25 PM


-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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