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Quite a while back we bought a large reproduction oak barrister bookcase for showing our stuff. Now we wanted to get another one just like it we found it to be discontinued. We looked everywhere even the place we bought it didn't carry that item anymore. So I decided to reproduce the reproduction my self. I copied it as close as I wanted to. Used red oak, got the same moulding close as possible, and went to work.
It's a big one measuring 84 high by 32 wide and 15 deep with 5 shelves. First photo is my version, the second photo is the original reproduction and last two show them together and full of stuff.

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Terrific! Always wanted to make a barrister book case, yours is even better. Five large covered shelves. Really nice! Great job!
 

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Nice job! I've always liked these.
 

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good one, Bob
 

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Barrister cabinets always look so cool. Great job in getting them to match - they look like twins, but I'm sure yours is made better.
 

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Are those also capable of being separated at each shelf? A neighbor of ours is selling an antique barrister, but after looking at it, it is bad shape. I found plans for practically the same design that I want to build. The nice thing that I liked about the plans is that you could have 1-5 levels at they stacked like legos.
 

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cpt_hammer, Thanks for the question, the answer is no. These reproductions are a kinda fake barrister bookcase. I did see Norm build the stackable kind once so there would be plans and a dvd.
 
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