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Project by Scamp posted 06-14-2010 04:51 PM 2067 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The whole business of actually having to work for a living got in the way of getting this thing finished quickly. We moved into the new house six months ago and all of my books are still in boxes waiting for these cases to be done. The actual work wasn’ too hard – my biggest problem was getting the size right for the corner piece. I did a bunch of cardboard mockups trying to make sure I didn’t eat up too much of the room, but still had a decent width across the front.

It is all red oak – plywood for the cases and solid wood for the trim and shelf faces. I finishe it with danish oil with a bit of cherry in it to give it a bit of a red color.

-- Splinters build character...

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 05:02 PM

WOW Very well done looks great!

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

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 05:08 PM

Great Job it looks beautiful.


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#3 posted 06-14-2010 05:11 PM

Nice work Scamp.

-- Tom

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 05:15 PM

Wow! Well worth the wait for the final build. Curious: what books do you have to fill the cases?

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 05:54 PM

Looks great but what are those things you called books? LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 05:55 PM

Nice That looks good enough you do’nt need books…..................Schloemoe

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 06:14 PM

man that is some fine work

-- You hold onto friends by keeping your heart a little softer than your head

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#8 posted 06-14-2010 06:19 PM

beautiful work

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#9 posted 06-14-2010 06:50 PM

Nice design and build!!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#10 posted 06-14-2010 07:50 PM

Never mind the comments about books, I see plenty of room for handplanes, routers, sanding supplies, staining supplies. And Scamp, you are not fooling us any, that there corner piece has a secret catch which when triggered, reveals your handtool compartment.

I like the overall color, nicely done.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#11 posted 06-14-2010 09:22 PM

awesome job, I bet it will be a family heirloom for forever!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#12 posted 06-14-2010 10:12 PM

Looks great. Love the way the finish turned out too. Really nice color.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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#13 posted 06-14-2010 10:14 PM

Beautiful job on the Bookcases!

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#14 posted 06-14-2010 10:49 PM

Nice corner piece!

Oh, the other pieces look good too.

Good job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 06-15-2010 12:05 AM

Diffenently a major project and it looks great! Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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