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Blog entry by BertJ posted 2297 days ago 3038 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this bookcase using the Golden Mean ratio. The narrowest part of the side frames (where the middle shelf is located) is 0.6 the height of the bookcase.

http://www.shininghorizonschool.org-a.googlepages.com/orientalbookcase

The dyed maple frames are doweled except for the top of the center stile, which has two pocket screws. (The center stile and lower front stretcher are not the same thickness as the other frame parts, giving the project a nice shadow line.)

The frames are attached to the carcase with biscuits along the top and bottom, but splines and loose tenons align and strengthen the joinery. The 10×48 black marble top just sits on top of the carcase, nesting inside the frames.

I built this prototype without the marble top and used plywood for the carcase. Also, the frames are only 3/4 inches thick instead of the design size of 1-1/8 inches.



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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 2297 days ago

Wow, very nice project, well done dude!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 2297 days ago

Very nice looking bookcase!

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 2289 days ago

Great looking bookcase. Nice job.

Good luck.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 2233 days ago

Great looking bookcase

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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