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Project by Clint Searl posted 06-09-2012 09:59 PM 2663 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this bookcase & cabinet for a room we’re turning into a library/sitting room. The cabinets and shelving are made up of 3/4” ply boxes. The backs of the shelves are 1×6 V-groove T&G pine roofers, stained and oil poly’ed. The cabined doors are maple frame and panel which I outsourced. I cut the maple drawer faces on the table saw. All the trim and face frames are also maple on full extension slides. The finish is latex/acrylic wall paint topped with waterborne poly. The turquoise over the red was sponged while still wet to simulate a distressed look. It’s 12 feet wide by 17 inches deep.

Thanks for looking

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 12:26 AM

Wow Clint, you really make some very nice stuff.

-- Pie

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 12:55 AM

Lovin the turquoise and red combo! Very retro looking with a modern flare. I’ve been wanting to do something similar to the color scheme you have here. God bless.

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 01:40 AM

Clint like your work, most of the time. Guess I’m too traditional for this one. LOL! Looks like a lot of effeort went into it. I’d like the shelving system( w/different finish) for my home office. Maybe I’ll get there?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 02:04 AM

A fantastic place to store all those awesome woodworking books and magazines, and even some how to DVD’s. Very nicely done. I even like the color combos as well

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 03:52 AM

That ahs a very nice look to it. Original and well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 10:23 AM

very nice looking cabinet, i like the colors you choose , and from what i think it is, the crispy cream doughnut bag, nice touch there…maybe a reward for after all the hard work…..i try to work hard, and try to reward myself , well at least once a week..;)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 06-10-2012 01:36 PM

This is really colorful. Nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 06-10-2012 04:43 PM

Luv the Colors! I really like this rustic feel sorta stuff, makes a home feel cozy and warm and friendly.

Any plans on getting some handles on the doors and drawers?

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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Clint Searl

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#9 posted 06-10-2012 09:49 PM

Stay tuned, Ted. Since the project resides in NM and is in the Southwest style, it’s gonna get outfitted with fake deer antler pulls and some decorative Indian designs on the upper face frames. I’ll post a shot when that all comes together.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 07:24 AM

Very nice cabinet, plenty of space (hopefully) for all your woodworking books.

Great work

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#11 posted 06-13-2012 06:28 AM

WOW ..!!!

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Clint Searl

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#12 posted 09-16-2012 01:17 AM

Project update:
It’s finally complete with hardware and trim. The door and drawer hardware is faux antler with magnetic catches inside the doors. Pewter horned toad climbs down the shelf. The counter trim is studded with handmade nails.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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