Bookcase To Match Room

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Project by bayspt posted 06-21-2008 12:45 AM 2349 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the bookcase that was in my very first blog entry. It was built for my son to replace his outgrown book storage (which we just moved into my 2 week old daughters room to put her books in (yes my wife is a book nut)). As the title says I made it to match the other furniture in his room, knotty pine (should be naughty pine as I will never again do a project this size with BORG deminsional lumber expecially when I need knotty pine and not #1 select). Took some time and finess but I got her done with my limited skills and tooling. Finish is a coat of BLO. Final Product installed
And just incase anyone was wondering it is screwed to the wall and floor. All 180 pounds of me climbed it just to make sure it wouldn’t tip over or anything.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#1 posted 06-21-2008 01:00 AM

cool. that bookcase will be enjoyed for many years to come!

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#2 posted 06-21-2008 05:26 AM

Very nice bookcase. And with the screws to the wall, very secure sounding.

You made the naughty pine nice again!

-- -- Skee from MN

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#3 posted 06-21-2008 05:59 AM

Very nice pine cabinet. At first I thought it was maple. Very good finish job. Very nice, indeed.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-21-2008 12:48 PM


This is a nice bookcase. Pine can be a gorgeous wood and you did well here. I like the beadboard back. It adds visual interest to the piece.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 06-21-2008 06:47 PM

Nice job.

My first thought was “I sure hope that thing is screwed to the wall!”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 06-22-2008 05:38 AM

“It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and I’m wearing milkbone underwear!” I love your quote and laugh every time I see it…thank you . Looks like the beadboard is Birch from here. The side view of the feet area is awesome and hopefully Jr. won’t lose any toys under there….great cabinet / bookcase : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 06-22-2008 06:48 AM

Dusty, you are right about the back panel being birch. That quote is a norm peterson from cheers quote. When I was in the Navy my friends called me Norm cause I always had a quote or fun fact for everyone.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#8 posted 01-30-2009 02:12 PM

how did you get the pine under control? did you have to joint/plane it, or just plain manhandle the stuff?

also, your son has an impressive collection of books so far – very fortunate indeed!

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#9 posted 01-31-2009 05:31 PM

I used my router table to edge joint the sides, and used a plywood spline in that joint. the rest is just manhandle. For a 5 year old he loves to read and be read to. If you need any more info feel free to email me at [email protected]

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#10 posted 02-09-2009 04:40 AM

Nice bookcase!

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