Monster book case project

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Project by Pete_Jud posted 03-05-2010 03:33 AM 3878 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got involved with this book case project some time ago, for a mill that I do some consulting work for. The book case is 12 and 14 feet tall and 60 feet long. 12 and 14 inches deep. The first picture is an test fit in a rented hall. The second is of part of the 14 ft tall parts laying on their side during the test fit. The material was 1.4 inch honeycomb (1 inch core with 1/4 inch birch plywood on both sides). All exposed after assembled pieces where edge banded with birch. The project was designed to be assembled by the customer 3000 miles away. The customer will add birch plywood backs and finish. I will try to post pictures when I get them of the fully assembled and installed book case.

One interesting note, when this project was all packed for shipping, It weighed less than 1400 lbs. And the honey comb was from Sing.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#1 posted 03-05-2010 03:46 AM

This is an impressive job. If the entire wall is going to be full of bookcases like the one standing, I think you get to call it a library project. This is impressive, particularly with 14” high. Will they have a rolling ladder?

-- Glen

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 03:53 AM

I think they will have to have a rolling ladder, but haven’t seen it installed yet. The customer called and was very pleased as they are assembling it now.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 04:19 AM

Sweet project. You have some real guts taking on something that big. How did you deal with such long lenghts of wood? I would certianly have a hard time toting 14” boards around my shop? Any tricks you could share?

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 04:25 AM

The wood only weighs around 2 pounds per lineal ft. at 12 inches wide. A 14 ft piece is easy to handle as it is about 28-29 lbs.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 04:54 AM

Just amazing. I love it!!!!

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 06:19 AM

Nice work.

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 07:04 AM

Looks like the monster is trying to eat the book case… looking forward to seeing the fully finished project… good start on this…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 03-05-2010 11:51 AM

That is one Big job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 03-05-2010 05:08 PM

nice! I love big projects..keeps the mind busy longer1

-- bill

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#11 posted 12-17-2011 08:54 PM

Monster is right! Nice work.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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