Pair of Bookcases, Final Phase

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Project by KevinH posted 10-24-2020 02:35 PM 416 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the final phase of my custom cabinet project: adding bookcases to set on the bases. I’ve included the 1/4” to 12” scale drawing I made in preparation for this. I started with a 100 year old roll top desk. I had to fit Both cabinets this specific 119 1/2” space as can be seen.
I like using 1/4” graph paper because it allows me to quickly establish limiting dimensions and then work out the design within those parameters. I made other drawings to work out details, but always came back to reference this one so I wouldn’t get off track.

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 10-24-2020 10:36 PM

Sweet looking bookcases, Congrats!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 10-25-2020 03:59 PM

Thanks, Dennis.

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#3 posted 10-25-2020 06:03 PM

These turned out very nice! Nothing beats the satisfaction of making your own furniture.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#4 posted 10-25-2020 11:57 PM

Its great you can make your own drawings. I like the way the tops match the old roll top desk.

-- James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 10-26-2020 03:04 AM

Nice work. The whole setup looks great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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