Book cases.....with matching media center completed earlier

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Project by rustednail posted 04-20-2013 10:11 PM 2538 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago we completed a media center with an old vent cover placed in a door. After many delays we have finished the matching bookcases that complete the set and fit on either side of the cabinet. The pieces are made with reclaimed wood from old barns in the north Georgia area. The bookcases are 6 feet tall with adjustable shelves. The bottom of each bookcase has a door that matches and ties into the media cabinet. With the pieces being made of reclaimed wood, wood movement was not a major concern so we went with as simple and raw a finish as possible with 2 coats of paste wax being applied to offer some protection.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 10:34 PM

Jeff, great rustic look and very well designed. I’d love to those in my home.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 11:12 PM

Thanks Mark, let us know and we can build some just for you. Or since your a woodworker too we can send you the lumber and the plans. ;)

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 12:26 AM

Very nice looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 02:34 AM

beautiful work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 06:08 PM

I like the concept, the visual is great. Old meets new! Wabi Sabi!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 03:34 AM

Were the saw marks existing or did you re-saw them with a blade with a knocked tooth?

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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#7 posted 04-22-2013 02:12 PM

the saw marks were existing. We try and leave as much of the character on the wood as possible. Lets everyone know where the wood came from and that it has a rich past as a barn.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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