Maple Barrister Bookcase

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Blog entry by Scarcraig01 posted 08-28-2009 07:32 AM 5008 reads 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This blog will follow my process as I build a maple set of barrister bookcases. My long range goal is to build a total of 22 barrister “boxes” divided into 6 units. To date, I have completed 8 boxes in 2 units. The first, is solid quartersawn white oak with frame and panel sides. The second, was made using mahogany plywood with solid mahogany trim pieces.

The plan I’m using, (although somewhat modified) is from plans

Plans Now Barrister Pic

I added frame and panel sides to mine and made some other additions and subtractions to the plan that I will cover over the course of this blog. Here is a pic of my completed prototype made from particle board and scrap pieces.


The pic cropped off a little bit, I’ll have to figure out how to fix that.

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 07:38 AM

These are great super job

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 08:05 PM

They look fantastic.

Good luck with your goal.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 12:17 AM

Very nice, I’m a fan of barristers in every way, shape and form.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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