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Blog entry by cburch posted 03-27-2008 06:03 PM 1972 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

timing is everything I guess.. I had just finished loading this bookcase up a week ago…

It’s contemporary in design, simple joinery.biscuts and rabbits, all solid white oak, with 1/4” oak sheet backing. It’s 8’ wide, floor to ceiling, fitted between walls in out loft office.
This is my first post, I have the feeling the pics will not work… so the addresses are below.
This is my first dive into real woodworking. Done in my basement with a minimum of tools.
Planning on converting our new barn into a shop this spring and really jumping into this.
take a look:

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#1 posted 03-27-2008 06:10 PM

That’s very cool. Modern I should say!

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 03-27-2008 09:58 PM

Very nice design.

Image tip, If you put an exclamation mark at the beginning, & end of each image code, they’ll all open

automatically. Like this, !

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 03-27-2008 10:19 PM

great shapes. lots of visual interest

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 01:39 AM

I really like the design on this. I may actually do something similar in my office with the drawers on the opposite ends and the desk in the middle. I like the squares and the ability to have different sized shelves for different sized books and curios. Well done.

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#5 posted 03-28-2008 02:14 AM

An interesting design. Congratulations on finishing it.

But nothing says that I’ve seen that says you can’t have completed it. You will probably have to make another one if you win.

-- 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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#6 posted 03-28-2008 10:01 AM

I like it. That is one ambitious project.

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#7 posted 03-28-2008 02:55 PM

That is very nice, Great design.

thanks for posting.

-- Hope Never fails

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#8 posted 03-28-2008 06:30 PM

wow…great work…cool design…really like the boxes…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Greg Wurst

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#9 posted 03-28-2008 09:38 PM

Looks great! There are only so many ways to make a bookcase look different, and you did a great job with this one.

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

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#10 posted 04-16-2008 04:05 AM

Fantastic! I agree this was quite ambitious but well done.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#11 posted 05-03-2008 06:50 AM

Nice design, ambitious project, looks too cluttered full, but I still like it enough I might try it!! :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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