Office Book Shelves and Cabinet

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Project by BigPoppy posted 06-15-2010 09:52 PM 1656 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first major woodworking project. Project included solid oak raised panel doors. The carcass was made from red oak plywood and trimmed solid oak. I used a custom template to create the arch at the top of each cabinet. Staining and applying the final finish was the hardest part.

-- Ramiro Keller TX

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#1 posted 06-15-2010 09:59 PM

Pretty ambitious, and it came out great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-15-2010 10:00 PM

Many good elements. I especially like the fluting on the front face. You should be proud of your work.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#3 posted 06-15-2010 10:32 PM

Boy that’s beautiful!! Nice job…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 06-15-2010 10:47 PM

You got yourself a beautifull piece and my admiration. The ceiling molding, floor and bookase all match!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 06-15-2010 11:50 PM

Wow, that is fantastic, especially for your first big piece!

I like that you made the shelving adjustable. Did you put sleeves in the holes for the pins, or not, I can’t tell from the picture?

I really like the crown molding as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 12:22 AM

Beautiful work Ramiro!

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 12:51 AM

Great looking shelves and cabinets.

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#8 posted 06-16-2010 04:11 AM

Good looking set of bookcases. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 06-16-2010 04:16 AM

Nice cabinet.

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#10 posted 06-16-2010 10:15 AM

Looks awesome. Love the color, very Nice!

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

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#11 posted 06-16-2010 02:23 PM

You did a great job. I’m lucky, my wife does the finishing.

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#12 posted 06-16-2010 02:40 PM

I didn’t put any sleeves in the holes. Just used a jig from Rockler to drill directly into the plywood. They also had low profile metal shelf pins. I probably should have pushed a little stain into each hole to make them disappear.

-- Ramiro Keller TX

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