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Blog entry by Al Navas posted 03-26-2008 06:12 PM 2448 reads 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here we go, folks – this time for real. Someone must be first, and I volunteer.

This is a barrister bookcase of my own design. I created it in eCabinet Systems, the program I use to design and create furniture pieces.

Dimensions are: 60”H x 36”W x 14”D

This could be built in modules, but I elected to do the bookcase as one piece. The model can be easily modified, now that the entire bookcase is designed. I also attach an exploded view, to pique your interest in how it might be built.

This question was answered by Glen Huey recently, in the Frequently Asked Questions post by Martin : I am a little confused, so I ask the question here: Am I supposed to also submit the entire file created in the eCabinet Systems program? Martin must be out of reach, as I sent him an e-mail message earlier.

Enjoy!

Project files, in .pdf format: (added April 2, 2008)

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com



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#1 posted 03-26-2008 06:19 PM

Looks good. An invisible bookcase. :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-26-2008 06:24 PM

Thanks, Gary! To quote your signature line, “The longest journey begins with a single step.” I just took the first step, I hope…

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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#3 posted 03-26-2008 06:59 PM

I like the minimalist approach too Al, nicely done.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 06:59 PM

It’s a primer color bookcase in a snow storm!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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#5 posted 03-26-2008 07:52 PM

Man a bookcase with an infinite number of shelves! Bloody Brilliant as our friends across the pond would say.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Al Navas

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#6 posted 03-26-2008 07:56 PM

Thank you all! I had NO idea everyone would care so much :-) Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!!!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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#7 posted 03-26-2008 07:59 PM

You have to expect these things to snowball when you post such an interesting blog.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-26-2008 08:22 PM

where did you find that “cloud white” stain that matches my laptop screen perfectly

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 03-26-2008 10:48 PM

I especially like the polar bear, sitting on a snowbank, eating marshmellows, in a snowstorm carving on the front panel.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 03-27-2008 02:27 AM

OK, folks. Now you can take another look – and thanks for looking!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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#11 posted 03-27-2008 03:16 AM

well done AL . you obviously are a very tallented designer. good luck and the bar is set ….

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Al Navas

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#12 posted 03-27-2008 04:08 AM

Thanks, Dan. Pretty cool, coming from you – your projects are, as my granddaughter #1 would say, “Awesome!”

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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#13 posted 03-27-2008 10:27 AM

That is really nice.

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mrtrim

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#14 posted 03-27-2008 12:10 PM

wow ! im reading these comments and thinking there must be a gas leak in here or something !
i like the plan looks good

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Al Navas

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#15 posted 03-27-2008 12:21 PM

mrtrim,

No problem, really ;-) .

By way of explanation: I made my first blog entry, without posting anything in the Bookcase Challenge – THAT caused most of the initial comments. I was in the process of finishing the design; as happens often, it took me about 4 more hours to complete it, before posting it. I hope this clarifies it (somewhat).

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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