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Blog entry by GregPT posted 01-27-2010 03:52 AM 1079 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We put an addition on our home (my biggest project) and we decided that a floor to ceiling wall unit on the the wall of the original house, leading into the new addition would be great! So, I decided to take on this big project (my biggest woodworking one ever) and it’s going on much longer than I anticipated… should have known better. :)

Here’s the before pic of the wall…

Originally we were thinking bookcases floor to ceiling and around the door, then we said, why not have some base cabinets and then a bookcase on top… so it begins…

Using Red Oak and Oak plywood for the project. Miniwax Sedonia Red stain and simple polyurethane.

The first shelf is fixed and then the others are adjustable. 1 5/8 edging on the shelves.

Even though it is just up temporarily, the wife had to put things in it to get the “full effect”! ;)

The plan is to have a double bookcase top on the left and the connect the two over the door, with oak crown molding all the way across. Then putting in doors (never done doors before) and finishing up the baseboard trim.

Finding time is the hardest part! This has been a 2 year process so far… an unexpected 7 months layoff from power tools because of issues with my elbow and a resulting surgery…and now I’m in the final stretch of getting my Master’s degree… and then it’s golf season! Will this ever get done??? Stay tuned!



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 07:28 AM

Looks pretty good Is there room for door trim?

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 07:44 AM

Ah the cusp of golf season…I can’t wait. I like what you have done thus far, even if it has taken two years. What are you getting your Master’s degree in?

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 06:51 PM

I bet your wife is the one scratching her head, asking your same question: “Will this ever get done?” Looks great so far!

-- Beer and Bandsaws just don't mix. Take my word for it!

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 06:53 PM

I bet your wife is the one scratching her head, asking your same question: “Will this ever get done?” Looks great so far! Have you considered a connecting case over the door?

-- Beer and Bandsaws just don't mix. Take my word for it!

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#5 posted 01-27-2010 07:08 PM

That’s going to be really nice when you finish it.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 02:16 AM

a1Jim – there is room for door trim on the sides and I’m not sure what to do about the top… If I put some trim on, it will make the shelf above the shelf quite small, but then I’m also not sure how it would look without the top trim and just the shelf connecting the two. I’ve been looking around for various pics that go over a door to help with some ideas… time will tell.

ecocandle – Golf definitely interferes with woodworking! I’m getting my masters in Healthcare Administration, graduate in May!

Hoosier – I plan on connecting the cases over the door and my wife has been patient, but she also has given me plenty of other projects to do in this time frame too! At least now she has put this one as #1.

Captain – Thanks….the key word is WHEN! :)

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