Bookcase With Adjustable Shelves AKA A Dads Work Is Never Done

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Project by BusterB posted 01-15-2014 09:19 PM 1857 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter got married last June and her and whats his name moved almost five hours away so she could work on her masters degree. One would think that distance, if nothing else, would lessen her requests for projects…not true…lol She called and said she really needed a bookcase. The dad gene kicked in so naturally I asked how big and how soon. All she could tell me was that she had a three foot space to put it in. Pretty simple build. Oak plywood case with a solid oak top and facings/trim. Finished with tung oil. Final dimensions were 3’wide x 5’ high x13” deep. The center three shelves are adjustable. Bottom is glued into a 3/4” dado and top of case sits in a 3/4” rabbit. Well would like to sit and chat but she also put in a order for a matching coat rack so its back off to the shop…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 09:24 PM

dad is getting better at this

looks real nice buster
good practice for the
what’s their names grandkids

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 09:57 PM

The requests never really end for dad.

Good job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 09:58 PM

Thanks David….that is compliment coming from a LJ of your caliber. And lets not even think about grand younguns for a while….lol

Thanks Monte. Was just wondering if she will expect me to deliver it as well…lol Of course, you know I will if she asks.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 10:51 PM

Great job buddy. Im sure your daughter will be really happy with your efforts! Love the design that you came up with, and look forward to seeing your coat rack post. A follow up on your comment on my last post, actually I own The Old Rednek Workshop, the shop aka building and tools. My daughter owns The Old Rednek Workshop the business. So I guess you could say that I work for her now. LOL Thanks buddy, and great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 10:59 PM

Super build for a very special person and her “What’s his name”, on the fly. Bet she’s already gotten it filled with text books for her necessary research needs. What’s the Master’s degree in?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#6 posted 01-15-2014 11:27 PM

“What’s the Master’s degree in? Heck that’s an easy one…

How to keep Daddy wrapped around your little finger!


Once again, Daddy comes thru!

Nice job as usual Buster!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 11:42 PM

Hoss- Thanks buddy. I should have realized that…lol Building stuff is the fun part, running the business end of it, not so much…lol

Russell- Thanks buddy. she is at appy state working on her masters in physcology. She hopes to work towards a doctorate in nutritional physcology. This will be great. When she says “hey dad, your fat!!!” it will be a professional opinion….lol

Joe- you know thats right…lol Thanks buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 01-15-2014 11:46 PM

great bookcase buster.looks good as daughter hasn’t requested any furniture yet but is on me hard to paint her room.(pink of all colors).i’d rather build work friend.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 01-16-2014 12:22 AM

Hey Buster does the bookcase come with free delivery? Nice job buddy, your daughter is fortunate to have a dad who takes requests :-)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 01-16-2014 12:50 AM

That’s a awesome bookcase for your daughter and whats his name. LOL Very nice build Buster. You did well. Do you do side jobs? Also it looks like we have the same clamps. A few of these and a few of those.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 01-16-2014 01:10 AM

Marty- Thanks my friend. We got to go through the pink phase several years back. Last time it was purple walls, chartruse curtains and black furniture….see what you have to look forward to…lol The son was easier…well on the eyes anyhow. He is a big Colts fan so we painted his blue and grey….someday I can convert it into a civil war memorial…lol

L2L- Thanks Lee. Funny you asked that….me and the wife were just looking at available dates to make a delivery run. So the answer is yes….all part of the friendly service buddy…lol

Dave- Thats all I need are some more jobs…lol I have a panty for the wife’s garage and a desk name plate for a buddy of mine who just made first sargent in the national guard….add to that a cutting board for my wifes friend at work…i am booked for a few weeks….lol My clamps are a motley mix of critters no doubt. Maybe someday I can become one of those LJ’s who only used a certain brand of clamp/tool but not anytime soon.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 01-16-2014 01:59 AM

Great looking bookcase Buster! I’d been wondering where you’d been hiding lately. Now I see. Well done buddy! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 01-16-2014 02:04 AM

Attractive bookcase which your daughter will love.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 01-16-2014 03:34 AM

Very nicely done. I love the design.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#15 posted 01-16-2014 09:37 AM

Very nice book case, you did an excellent job in building it…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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