The finished bookcase installed...

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Project by JohnB posted 07-06-2010 11:41 AM 1688 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the display/book case, finished and in place. I didn’t have these photos when I posted the first time.

-- John, Belfair, Washington

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#1 posted 07-06-2010 01:40 PM

I like the top glass display area, nice. Great clean lines. Does the weight of the contents help keep it from tipping? It looks narrow.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#2 posted 07-06-2010 02:51 PM

Great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 07-06-2010 03:50 PM

Nice bookcase, my wife has a sand collection. Something like this could look good in my house. Gonna favorite this one.

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2010 04:02 PM

Nice job John. Looks like some nice stones also.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 05:58 PM

Nice double duty case.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 06:34 AM

Skeeter – It’s just over 3ft. tall, 4ft. wide and 8 inches deep. I’m kinda wishin’ I had made a pedestal base for it. My daughter has it and I haven’t heard of any tendency to tip…yet, anyway! I could still make a couple pedestals for the left and right sides, (the sides are hollow), so the case could slip onto the pedestals.

levan – my daughter’s rock collection, some from camping trips and some from her college days.

I cut most of it from one sheet of oak plywood, and some solid oak for the top end caps and the glass frame.
It was a fun project.

-- John, Belfair, Washington

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 06:48 AM

Nice piece, are those shelves adjustable. How was the Oak ply to work with.

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 07:00 AM

Well done John

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 02:31 AM

Thanks everyone. wseand, the plywood was easy enough to work with, but we had to support the middle of the shelves, so they aren’t as adjustable as I’d like. We used brass pins to hold the shelf ends. When I go to visit my daughter, I think that I’ll screw on some 1/2” metal bar to the back edge of the shelves, or add more shelf pins on the backside, to keep them from bowing. Next one will be better… ;)

-- John, Belfair, Washington

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