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Project by ZED posted 12-12-2011 01:17 PM 1737 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 8’ wide, 12’ high, 18” deep library. I made it out of 3/4 poplar (the customer wanted it painted). There are four units that I put in place and then joined together using screws (recessed) and then capped with poplar. The ladder is poplar as well with stainless hardware. The ladder rungs (6/4 )are supported underneath by (1/4”) stainless rods threaded at the ends. The ladder hooks and top rail are also stainless. I made the doors to match the bi-fold that is to the right of the library. I cut the carpet and built a platform so that I was able to dip into the space between the carpet and the platform in order to stand them up without hitting the ceiling. The shelves are placed with biscuits and all though there are four separate units they are perfectly level to each other. I had to rent a box truck to move all four at the same time. The best compliment they gave me was they were thinking of not painting it (as poplar is very light in color anyway)…….but they did ;)
The last pictures are some doors I made to cover a storage nook above the laundry closet, they match the library doors. These were odd sized so I made the stile and rails a little thicker.
I am looking for more pictures to show more detail

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 06:40 PM

Nice project! Looks like it took no time to get it filled up!

Welcome to LJs.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 07:29 PM

Sras, yes they had the books for it already.

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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