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Joe Lyddon

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09-29-2020 04:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: unique glass bookcase glass bookcase awesome

OK, forget about the subject matter of this video…

Instead, LOOK at the BOOKCASE in the background…

I think it’s just AWESOME!

Made of mostly 1×2’s and Glass… The glass is probably more expensive than the wood would have been… BUT…
It is SO COOL!

How are the glass shelves installed?

How long is each glass shelf?

How thick are the glass shelves? (1/4” 3/8”?)

What kind of glass is used?

Again, pay no attention to the subject matter, unless you’re interested in it…

It’s the bookcase that turned me ON!

Here is where the video is, on YouTube...

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/


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robscastle

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#1 posted 09-29-2020 07:47 AM

Hello Joe

Yep very impressive I think I saw an even bigger one at LBD,s place he is an avid reader.
I would expect The glass to be tempered safety glass and yes t would be expensive.
Its possibly just sitting in rebates or recesses

I suspect its 3/8 as 1/4 would be too thin.

If LBD happens to see it he may provide a SME comment.

-- Regards Rob

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Loren

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#2 posted 09-29-2020 11:38 AM

I’d consider sliding the glass in from the ends, assuming it could be fastened to the wall prior. I assume the glass panels are one or two segments wide.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-29-2020 12:33 PM

That is one huge shelving unit. All the shelves look to be individuals setting on a wide support at the divider.
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tony1212

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#4 posted 09-29-2020 12:44 PM

For those that do not want to look at the video, the book case looks like an oak ladder frame with glass shelves that the books sit on.

It looks like the wood is oak stained to that 80’s oak color. I think I see the crossmembers inserted into dadoes of the uprights.

Of course, I can only see the corner where they meet, but I assume there wouldn’t be any room to slide the glass in once the wood is secured to the wall. I think you could bring in the oak frames and slide the glass shelves in then space the frames out evenly and slide it back to the wall. I think 2 people could reasonably do it.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 09-29-2020 01:19 PM

It would make a great compliment to those that have other glass furniture around their home. That’s a lot of dusting going on there.

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

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MPython

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#6 posted 09-29-2020 04:16 PM

DITTO, doubleDD. I showed these to my wife thinking I would offer to build her a set for her study. She nixed it immediately because of the dust issue. I like the look very much, but it’s not my call.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 10-01-2020 04:06 AM



DITTO, doubleDD. I showed these to my wife thinking I would offer to build her a set for her study. She nixed it immediately because of the dust issue. I like the look very much, but it s not my call.

- MPython

Yep, I know how that goes… I didn’t even Think of the dusting issue…
Oh well, we can dream can’t we? :)

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Meisterburger

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#8 posted 10-01-2020 01:28 PM

The glass is shorter in length than it might appear. Look down by her right shoulder and you will see the glass joint on the wood rail. Build the ladder frames and drop in the glass panels.

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 10-01-2020 05:54 PM


The glass is shorter in length than it might appear. Look down by her right shoulder and you will see the glass joint on the wood rail. Build the ladder frames and drop in the glass panels.

- Meisterburger

From the Back?

I can see, without the 1×2’s, lay the glass shelves in, insert the 1×2’s to hold the glass in place, etc. Make sense?

Each initial Vertical 1×2 with only mortises to hold the Horiz. shelves, which are inserted one shelf at a time as it’s built?

How will a shelf be replaced if ever broken?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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#10 posted 10-01-2020 07:11 PM

From a practical point of view, I like the glass shelves up high, so you can see the contents from below (if they are dusted regularly).

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 10-01-2020 07:22 PM

I like the glass because it’s thinner than wood shelves and can get more shelves in a Case.
No trim, etc. to mess with…

Maybe the use of an compressed Air unit with an spray head would work easier than using a dust cloth?
... I’m not a Duster… :) Then, have an air cleaner unit to clean the air! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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#12 posted 10-01-2020 07:23 PM

thats a very cool look but yeah the dusting to keep em looking good,forget it.id say the glass looks to be probably 3/8,and good question joe how would you ever replace one if needed.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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HorizontalMike

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#13 posted 10-01-2020 07:50 PM



DITTO, doubleDD. I showed these to my wife thinking I would offer to build her a set for her study. She nixed it immediately because of the dust issue. I like the look very much, but it s not my call.
- MPython

Very nice clean look! The ONLY thing that I would add, would be sliding glass doors to complete the look AND add dust-resistant shelving. 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 10-01-2020 07:58 PM


DITTO, doubleDD. I showed these to my wife thinking I would offer to build her a set for her study. She nixed it immediately because of the dust issue. I like the look very much, but it s not my call.
- MPython

Very nice clean look! The ONLY thing that I would add, would be sliding glass doors to complete the look AND add dust-resistant shelving. 8-)

- HorizontalMike

... or folding doors like in those Law Book Cases… (forgot the tech. name of’em)...
Lift’em, push them back, pull out, & drop’em down to cover…

Would make it more complicated to put together… wouldn’t it? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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HorizontalMike

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#15 posted 10-01-2020 08:15 PM


DITTO, doubleDD. I showed these to my wife thinking I would offer to build her a set for her study. She nixed it immediately because of the dust issue. I like the look very much, but it s not my call.
- MPython

Very nice clean look! The ONLY thing that I would add, would be sliding glass doors to complete the look AND add dust-resistant shelving. 8-)
- HorizontalMike

... or folding doors like in those Law Book Cases… (forgot the tech. name of em)...
Lift em, push them back, pull out, & drop em down to cover…

Would make it more complicated to put together… wouldn t it? :)
- Joe Lyddon

Yeah, that would be too much like a Barrister’s bookcase, like what I built. Shoot, I see millionaire houses with complete sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors. I know it could be done, but not by us paupers!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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