Coffin Bookcase

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Project by knurlesnburls posted 07-17-2014 06:41 AM 3828 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was hired recently to build this classic coffin style bookcase. First time building a coffin, I think I nailed it… Solid fir. I left a lot of defects and blemishes in the wood to give it the old west, authentic character. Turned out well. I had a good friend fab the custom hinges for me, I think they’re the icing on this cake!!

-- Simon - Who needs a plan!? I see something in my mind, perfect it's design, plan it's construction, and build it.

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 12:18 PM

Nice work, came out great.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 02:07 PM

Different. Nice build.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 02:09 PM

This is really nice and well done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-17-2014 03:32 PM

the skull hinges will look really cool on that

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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#5 posted 07-17-2014 03:44 PM

Nice! Can’t wait to see it with the hinges. Will the lid clear the floor when it opens because of the toekick? My Halloween coffins all needed to lean back pretty far to let the lids open enough to show off the skeletons and …. other things….

-- Thought is a bird of space, who, in a cage of words, can spread it's wings, but cannot fly

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#6 posted 07-17-2014 04:40 PM

I put a rib on the bottom to lean it back about 8 degrees, just far enough to allow the door to open a little over 90 degrees. Thanks for all the comments!

-- Simon - Who needs a plan!? I see something in my mind, perfect it's design, plan it's construction, and build it.

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#7 posted 07-18-2014 06:55 AM

Dead set lookin good!

-- Regards Robert

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