DVD/Bookshelf built-in

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Project by Mike_essex_ontario posted 06-09-2012 02:59 AM 1069 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this built-in for friends of mine. It is maple plywood stained to match the nearby door (which turned out to match pretty well). This corner in the home was out of plumb, not level and very wavy. I had to build this bookshelf in pieces because I work in a small basement shop, so I machined all the pieces, then cut dadoes in the sides, and finaly stained and finished all the pieces. On site, i built the base first, then the bottom shelf. Then i added the back 1/8” plywood to the wall. It bowed out so when everything was finished, ther would be no gaps between the shelves and the back plywood because the shelves would press against the back plywood. Next was the side on the inside wall, top shelf, then the outside side. after everything was plumb and level. then the shelves were trimmed to length and added piece by piece. Finally i trimmed the bookshelf with a 1/2” Maple quarter round on the ceiling with returns on the ends. Next was a 3/4” wide by 1/8” thick Maple bullnose on both edges that meet the walls. Then the existing trim that was in that corner was re-used to trim the bottom of the bookshelf which blended in pretty nicely. My friends were relly happy with this project and they liked how it looked like it was always there. I was really proud of this one. Thanks for your time!

Dimensions were 36” wide, 5” deep and 95” tall.

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#1 posted 06-09-2012 11:35 AM

That’s really nice, and it does look like it fits right in. Any addition storage is a good thing, especially in an otherwise unusable space.

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