Simple Bookcase

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Project by steve_in_ohio posted 01-18-2014 09:56 AM 2168 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first bookcase I made for my grandma’s old books. It is made out of pine 1×10’s and it about 5 foot wide by 7.5 foot tall. I used the Kreg pocket hole jig to assemble the shelves and then I put a support down the middle to keep the shelves from bowing and just used an air nailer to keep the pieces in place. Then I trimmed out the top and bottom to make it look nice, and nailed on 1×2’s on the sides and the middle to cover up the joint’s (you can see in the picture, the uprights are thicker than the shelves) just to dress it up a bit (I did this because the center divider is a separate piece on each shelf and they didn’t line up exactly). Then it was just finished in white paint. I then bolted it to the wall using L-brackets, there is no back to the bookcase because it is in a basement and the walls are also white, so there is no need for a back.

-- steve, simple and effective

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John Lowell

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 12:43 PM

I have always enjoyed the simpler projects. Some how they end up being more used. Great job, like the concept of no back. The shelves are a great addition and tie into the wall very well.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 12:51 PM

I like it. Simple, clean and most of all functional!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 01:12 PM

Nice, clean and functional piece.

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

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 02:01 PM

You can never have too many bookshelves! I agree with John, functional is best.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#5 posted 02-01-2014 03:09 PM

Nice job. Just my style too…simple effective clean.

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.

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