Craftsman Mission Bookcase

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Project by mountainaxe posted 08-01-2020 03:51 PM 496 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed a Mission style bookcase based on a 1910 plan I ran across. I really liked the look, utility, and simplicity of design. I was able to complete the build with leftover oak veneered 3/4” plywood. I purchased hardware, glass and finishing supplies at HD. Total cost was around $50. This was an easy project and gave me a good looking piece of furniture.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#1 posted 08-01-2020 05:08 PM

Nicely Done!
Instant Classic!
thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 08-01-2020 05:27 PM

Nice project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 08-01-2020 08:50 PM

Thanks! I’ve attached the plans below if you’re interested in building one for yourself.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#4 posted 08-01-2020 09:11 PM

I like this. Well done,

-- Petey

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#5 posted 08-02-2020 02:09 AM

I agree, that is a great design. Well executed by you, it looks great. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 08-02-2020 02:56 AM

wow gorgeous and for 50 bucks what would cost 500 id say you have a winner winner chicken dinner-lol.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 08-02-2020 04:37 AM

Looks good. I like the extended vertical rails and glazed panels at the top. To my mind a good improvement over the original design.

-- Madburg WA

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#8 posted 08-02-2020 03:10 PM

Nice job, looks great.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA

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#9 posted 08-02-2020 03:29 PM

I’ll say that’s a good looking piece of furniture. You did a fantastic job.

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#10 posted 08-02-2020 05:55 PM

Very nice work I like Art’s and craft pieces .


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#11 posted 08-03-2020 02:24 PM

That one really catches my eye. Nicely done.

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