Sophia's bookcase

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Project by James Frederick posted 01-07-2015 02:29 AM 1330 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bookcase I created for my youngest daughter Sophia, its made of White oak, and a polyurethane finish. There are a few mistakes, and Sophia is trying to find them all and so far she only can find the one I have showed her. It is solid and with be with her long after I am gone…..

Most importantly she loves it and that is all I could ask for.

the case is 38H 37W 11.5D, and it is very stable and heavy. the last photo is an example of how I mounted the shelves and the piece in the center of the span is only mounted to the cross rail.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#1 posted 01-07-2015 02:51 AM

I like the simple lines. Can you share the dimensions?

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 05:56 PM

I found the other mistakes!!! You used pocket holes instead of mortise and tenon. HAHA Just kidding. Looks nice. My wife has been asking about a bookshelf. With an open back, does it resist racking? I like the look.

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#3 posted 03-20-2015 12:26 PM

The case is very stable, and I also enjoy it being an open side and back type design. It was the proto type for multiple shelves in my office. It’s tricky at glue up, but it does look really nice

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#4 posted 03-20-2015 03:17 PM

This looks very nice. Congratulations.

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