Huck's Book Case

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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 03-30-2008 06:04 AM 1991 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok here is my entry for the bookcase challenge. This piece is a complex design and I hope that I will not build this one. Although beings that my wife loves this design it will probably have to be built. The original design was to be made from a sustainable material. Though it is shown in three different woods paduk, walnut, and lace wood. I would like to claim this idea for my own original idea, but my wife actually came up with this. Hey she could almost make it as my designer. Good luck to everyone that enters this contest!

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#1 posted 03-30-2008 07:16 AM

Very unique design!

-- 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 03-30-2008 10:02 AM

Pretty nifty Huck. good luck with it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 11:43 AM

Cool design.

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 12:19 PM

That is a unique and very interesting design. I wish you luck in the contest.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 05:06 PM

Great job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 03:26 PM

Looks nice. Is that top center shelf attached on the sides anywhere or is it just hanging there attached at the rear?

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#7 posted 04-01-2008 03:32 AM

I was wondering when that one would be asked. In the plans this shelf is going to look as it is floating somehow. So no it is not attached on the sides only at the back of the case.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#8 posted 04-01-2008 03:18 PM

One (crazy???) idea / suggestion:

If the back is thick enough, and that one shelf won’t hold too much weight, you could use metal bars inserted in the back of the shelf, to make it a “floating shelf” – epoxy should hold the bars in place; insertion of about 1/3 to 1/2 the width of the shelf should be sufficient. The bars themselves would have to be secured pretty well to the back.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#9 posted 04-19-2008 06:06 AM

A unique design.

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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