Built in bookcases

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Project by nubbin00 posted 08-20-2018 01:01 AM 1101 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve wanted built in bookcases in my spare bedroom since I moved into this house 15 years ago. But I was always too afraid to do it. Well, a few weeks ago I finally took the plunge! I worked on this project in my spare time and I’ll be the first to admit I made some mistakes! So while it may not be perfect I’m very happy with how it turned out.

The bookcases are 3/4” plywood and the face frames are pine. The shelves are also 3/4” plywood but I trimmed the front and back of each shelf with red oak. Hopefully this will help prevent sag.

-- Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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#1 posted 08-20-2018 06:32 PM

Nice work! Congrats on building up the courage to tackle it!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#2 posted 08-20-2018 10:46 PM

Those look really nice! Clever to frame the window like that. I imagine it will look good filled up too.

My dad says, there is no such thing as an empty shelf ;)

-- Dylan-

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