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My daughter is gradually taking her old bedroom furniture home for her daughter so I get to build some replacement pieces. This bookcase is poplar with a beadboard back. The finish is one coat of white prime rand two coats of l

-- Jim Westbrooks





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lew

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#1 posted 11-10-2008 04:53 AM

Very Nice!

It is going to be a shame to hide that beautiful bead board back with the books.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Tttony

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#2 posted 11-10-2008 06:09 AM

Very nice, simple, yet makes quite an impression.

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#3 posted 11-10-2008 06:39 AM

Thats a nice bookcase.

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#4 posted 11-10-2008 08:40 AM

Very nice bookcase. I like the crown molding very much. Did you shape you own beadings?
Saved the picture for future reference.

One more question; the table saw does not look familiar, what make is it?

Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-10-2008 03:45 PM

I really like it a lot.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 11-11-2008 05:53 PM

The table saw is a 10” Delta with a Unifence. What you see in the picture is a Delta air filter on a cart under the extension wing. I have a low ceiling in my shop, so I couldn’t hang the filter. It works well on a cart. I’m able to move it where I need it most. I do have to be careful though, the first time I turned it on I blew out the pilot light on the water heater. I made the molding on the bookcase with an ogee bit on my router. I routed the profile on two edges of a larger board and then ripped it. One side became the upper molding, the other, the baseboard.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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woodworm

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#7 posted 11-11-2008 06:31 PM

Thank you Jim for addressing my questions.
Have a nice day.

Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 11-11-2008 06:33 PM

That’s an elegant design, nicely done.

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#9 posted 11-12-2008 03:09 AM

Great finish. What brand of paint did you use? I assume that it was sprayed on.

-- Jim, SE PA

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CanalboatJim

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#10 posted 11-13-2008 04:15 AM

The bookcase has a brushed on finish. The first coat is Muralo 564 latex primer. Next came two coats of Pratt and Lambert Vitolite Oilbase Eggshell. I had this left over from an earlier project, but any good quality alkyd enamel will do as well. The trick is three coats, two for the wood, one for the customer, and sand carefully between each coat.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#11 posted 02-09-2009 04:41 AM

This is a really nice bookcase , Jim . Do you have any spec’s you’d like to share ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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CanalboatJim

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#12 posted 02-10-2009 04:02 AM

Dusty, I’m glad that you like the bookshelf. It now graces my granddaughter’s bed room and holds her mother’s collection of Cabbage Patch Dolls. The case is 13” deep by 36” high by 30 ” wide. The top is 13 3/4” by 32”. Both the baseboard and the upper molding were done with an ogee bit on a hand held router.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#13 posted 02-10-2009 05:18 AM

Thank you very much , Jim…I’m not a paint fan , but this design really caught my eye…...I’m thinking about making one in either Cherry or Maple….tough choice though because I have both in stock…But then again , I have some nice Walnut as well…LOL I really like that additional cutout at the top. Am I seeing some profile / moulding around the side panels ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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