Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'design'

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(Yet another?) Bookshelf

04-20-2008 08:51 PM by Alin Dobra | 7 comments »

The design of this entry in the Challenge04 contest is based on a bookshelf I build for my son ( you can see the project here: ) This design and the actual bookshelf I build for my son try to address a number of things I do not like about most bookshelves I see in stores, the web, this site, etc. 1. Non Boxy I do not particularly (or at all) like bookshelves that are boxy. A completely enclosed bookshelf traps the items inside and makes them out of r...

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Tall Shelf

04-20-2008 09:02 AM by Tim | 4 comments »

This is a shelf I finished last month for my sister. The size accommodates a corner beside the patio door. I left the back and sides open for showing off her fancy scrapbooks. I screwed it to the wall through the top rail. It is all 3/4” solid mahogany from the home center. The shelves sit on adjustable pins. A 1” piece wraps three sides to give heft and cover the endgrain. I used glue at the front with splines at the rear for seasonal movement. The rail...

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Fudge a Little Here, Bump a Little There

04-20-2008 07:55 AM by FloridaNoCypress | 12 comments »

For some two years, I carried a rough outline of a case for my wife’s piano books in the back of my mind. Having been scared away by AutoCad’s threat to my credit card balance, and then frustrated with TurboCad’s coming-through-the-back-door work method, I decided to bite the bullet and try Sketchup. Otherwise, I’m back to my old CrayolaCAD. Well, Sketchup was a little tricky at first, but I managed to fudge a little here and bump a little there, and finally with one cathartic brain fart, ...

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Corner Bookshelf

04-20-2008 02:22 AM by Chips | 7 comments »

When I read about challenge 04 in Popular Woodworking Newsletter my first thought was to give it a try. The next thought was to design something that didn’t look like a box. Then I remembered that I had turned a square book case 45 degrees and put it into a corner. From there I took inspiration from other project I have built. A Corner Pantry Cabinet I built for my daughter and a reproduction of a 200 year old spice box that I built for my wife. When you add to that my enjoyment of carving...

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Challenge 04 : French bookcase by jeanmarc

04-19-2008 06:38 PM by jeanmarc | 6 comments »

Hello lumberjocks community, I show you my bookcase’s design for the challenge. His fabrication is easy, here the materials used in his conception (French measure) :- 1 Plywood 1200×2425 x 8 (mm)- 4 mdf 1650×400 x 10 (mm) Drawing of my bookcase : —————————————————————————————— The bookcas...

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Bookcase Challenge Entry

04-18-2008 11:49 PM by FreddieB | 5 comments »

First off I’d like to say thank you to everyone for the warm welcome to Lumberjocks, you seem like a really friendly bunch. The thing that influenced my design of this bookcase is my design for a desk that I will be building for my office. The desk that I will be building has a set of file drawers the can be seen from the side so that it shows off the details for the joinery, so I thought I would incorporate a set of drawers at the bottom of this bookcase. The drawers are a lighter color...

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Greene and Greene influenced bookcase design

04-18-2008 01:45 AM by RLS | 2 comments »

This bookcase design is my interpretation of a combination of some Greene and Greene designs. Unfortunately, my computer skills are not good enough to show the details. In the 3D file, for example(which created the rendered drawing below), I couldn’t get the proportions of the feet right (they are not as flat as they appear in the rendered drawing, below). Nor could I get the crown moulding “cloud lift” detail to show except as some dashed lines. Further, one aspect of t...

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My Bookcase Entry

04-17-2008 06:03 AM by Thuan | 5 comments »

For your consideration is my bookcase design entry. Before I approach this contest, I had to think about what the core of the the contest is about. I had to understand what the result should be and then put my spin on it. Chances are, it would have to have to be a unique spin on an ancient piece of furniture that is universally appealing. This has to be photogenic to compete with the other wood working magazine, and yet has a calling to the Popular woodworkers. I beging with the ...

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Sliding Dovetail Bookcase for challenge

04-16-2008 05:44 PM by wheresmytools | 3 comments »

I’ve never used SketchUp, but do like coming up with different designs. And Sketchup seems to be pretty easy to come up to learn. I made a similar bookcase with stopped dadoes but it wasn’t too sturdy. So I had to nail on a back panel, making it one-sided. This one has sliding dovetails making it easy to make up and fast to assemble. The SketchUp makes the dovetails easy; just draw a rectangle, use the pencil to draw the area that the router bit would cut out and then use t...

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Bookcase for the Challange

04-14-2008 07:46 AM by GaryK | 21 comments »

Well, here is my entry for the bookcase challenge. It’s meant to be constructed using standard frame and panel construction using solid wood, exceptfor the back which would be plywood. I have never seen a bookcase on wheels before, so that dictated the smaller size. Too heavy and itwouldn’t roll very easily on carpet. The advantages to a bookcase on wheels is the ability to move itfrom room to room or around the room without having to empty it. The reason for it opening ...

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