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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-28-2010 02:27 PM 2677 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a locking bookcase that was built in April 2010 . It is used to store wine bottles. I built it for a customer I’m also building a Murphy bed for. I’ll post that project next. This is made using maple wood and the finish is just a clear coat.

The upper section was built by a type of half-lap connection. I cut slightly more than half way and ¾” wide. I made a jig so that the cuts would be straight and precise. The lower sections have a pull out shelf. The customer wanted to lock the cabinet. I bought a lock and cut the catch using a biscuit jointer.

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#1 posted 04-28-2010 02:38 PM

Where’s the bed hidden. LOL

Looks good.

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 03:23 PM

I know kind of out of character for me.

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 03:27 PM

nice, got to keep that wine locked up! the thieves might steal it otherwise!

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#4 posted 04-29-2010 01:06 AM

Simple elegance and good craftsmanship, another winner!

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#5 posted 04-29-2010 01:19 AM


Screw you and your downline loaded video push. REALLY UNCOOL! Take it somewhere else!

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#6 posted 04-29-2010 01:22 AM

I”m Chris Davis and I’m the main A-hole at Ahole .com one of the main things that makes us obnoxious is that we’ll stuff ourselves down your throat whether you like it or not ( and sound like a hick while doing it).

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