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Project by WMD2006 posted 05-04-2012 01:09 AM 1861 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project at the new house once I got my garage set up. The old townhouse had a set of built in shelves which I lost and needed a way to get my boxes of books off the floor.
The sides and back are made with raised panels and all of the molding was cut on a router table. Tracks for the adjustable shelves are recessed into dados along the sides.
It’s built from oak for the frames and oak veneered plywood for the panels and shelves. I’ve filled entire shelves with textbooks and they hardly flex.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 05-04-2012 01:37 AM

Looks good, what stain is that?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-04-2012 03:30 AM

I like the raised side panels. I’ve been wanting to do that with a bookshelf or desk. Its a great way to make deep furniture if you have a narrow planer. Nice finish, looks glossy.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 12:11 PM

Very nice design. Raised panels look gr8, and the profile details and trim, very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 05-04-2012 02:12 PM

looks great

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 02:15 PM

I used Minwax’s oil based Provincial stain. Nothing special, I think it was from HD, but it did a good job highlighting the grain.

-- -MDWhite

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