Cherry Bookcase

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Project by CharlieK posted 10-01-2016 03:13 AM 2494 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine asked me to make a bookcase for her grandchildren.

One of the constraints I had was that she needed it done in 2-1/2 days! Another special consideration was that she wanted the boys to be involved in the construction of it and they live 500 miles away from me. So, I had to build it as a kit.

She asked me to make it from plans in a magazine, but the plans called for solid hardwood construction. I didn’t have hardwood for this project. I did have plenty of cherry plywood, so I used that and added solid cherry edgebanding.

I disassembled it and she brought it down to the boys house. They glued it, clamped it, nailed the back on and added a polyurethane finish.

I am pretty happy with how it turned out, especially since it was such a rush job. And more importantly, it was a good experience for the boys.

I have a blog on LJ about this build with a few different pictures and a video.

Here is a direct link the the YouTube Video on this project.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 10-01-2016 03:44 AM

Put it together, take it a part, and put it together again. Nice work Charlie. Cool way to pass on some experience to the younger generation.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 10-01-2016 04:07 AM


Saw the video. Nice project especially for kids to get involved.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 10-01-2016 02:12 PM

great project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 05:10 PM

Thanks guys!!!

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#5 posted 10-02-2016 03:03 AM


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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