Bookcase for my Grandfather

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Project by TheBlueBever posted 12-29-2013 10:31 AM 961 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was employed by my Grandmother to make a custom bookcase for my Grandfather. It is 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Each shelf is dadoed in and glued. It is made with Oak veneer plywood with a real oak face. I then used a simple round over router bit and finished the edges. The bookcase is then stained with a red oak stain.

Finish sanded with 600 grit sandpaper.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 12-29-2013 02:47 PM

Nice build, J. My only suggestion for improvement would be to set those finish nails and apply filler over them. Small, matching putty sticks are out there, it’s an easy but huge step for a more finished look.

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 02:48 PM

Nice work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 05:20 PM

Nice project. I bet that your grandfather was pleased with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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Steve Kreins

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 02:51 AM

Lucky Grandpa, great job!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 04:13 AM

Looks good. Nice job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 01-02-2014 03:02 PM

It looks great and sturdy. I’m sure he likes it. Great job!

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