Midcentury modern low hutch for book storage

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Project by AstroGuy posted 03-18-2022 07:48 PM 711 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom designed low hutch for storing books at the foot of a bed in a small space.

Solid white ash case with mahogany stand and accent drawer. Adjustable shelving and sliding doors with polycarbonate panes to avoid breakage as this will be at lower leg level.

Custom design (see photo #5) but based loosely on a midcentury modern liquor cabinet by @libbyschrumdesign and published in finewoodworking magazine. The design was refined and rendered in Fusion360.

-- Richard

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#1 posted 03-18-2022 08:04 PM

Beautiful job. The woods contrast each other nicely too.
What kind of books do you read?

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 03-18-2022 10:29 PM

thats that accent on the small drawer.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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#3 posted 03-19-2022 02:09 AM

Neat design. I like the sliding doors. Great project!

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#4 posted 03-21-2022 11:14 AM

Very nicely done. Useful and attractive. I’m not usually a fan of midcentury modern style but I like this one quite a bit.

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#5 posted 03-22-2022 12:32 PM

I just….I can’t NOT fall in love with anything of mid-century modern aesthetic. Beautiful.

-- - making a mess...the fun way

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#6 posted 03-22-2022 12:43 PM

Very attractive piece.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 03-22-2022 07:28 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone!

JCamp – this was for my daughter who is a law student so all heavy leather bound law texts…

-- Richard

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