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Craftsman Style Oak Bookcase

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Project by spclPatrolGroup posted 07-30-2014 02:39 AM 1112 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bookcase I made of red oak. I kind of liked the looks of the barrister bookcase but didn’t think I would like opening the sliding glass doors every time I wanted to get something from it, so I started building trying to combine the barrister case with some of the other craftsman style cases I have seen and this is what I came up with. Finished with General Finishes gel stain, and Ace hardware poly finish.

I am pretty happy with how it came out, the only thing I wish I thought out more is the bottom shelf, I was going to recess it so it was flush with the bottom rail, but I made the cross bar on the bottom the same height as the rail. Then I thought I would make a hidden compartment by putting the bottom shelf on hinges, but I didn’t like the look of the edge of the shelf, so I added a bullnose face for it that overhangs about 75% the width of the sides to mimic the top, I liked the look so I added the same feature to the rest of the shelves.

-- Dave, from ND "The mind is an infinitely long workbench, and its cluttered with half-finished thoughts and ideas, sometimes we need to clear off the workbench and start again from step one."





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schroeder

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 04:04 AM

Beautiful! – Great craftsmanship and design! – may steal!

Schroeder

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 05:18 AM

Beautiful design. I especially like the corbel details at the top, and the look of the side panels.
Well done.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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spclPatrolGroup

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 05:30 AM

Corbels, that’s what they are called! I couldn’t think of the word for those, thanks.

-- Dave, from ND "The mind is an infinitely long workbench, and its cluttered with half-finished thoughts and ideas, sometimes we need to clear off the workbench and start again from step one."

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Skip Mathews

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#4 posted 07-30-2014 04:43 PM

I really like everything about your design. Would look great in my house :)

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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#5 posted 07-30-2014 09:50 PM

Very nicely done—I definitely like your design.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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