book shelf

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Project by cobra5 posted 12-23-2008 03:39 PM 2106 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this book shelf was built for a friend, and his wife. the existing book shelf that this one is replacing was made out of particle board, and was leaning, wobbly. I made two idenicail book shelfs for them.

-- tool time tim aka "cobra5"

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#1 posted 12-23-2008 06:17 PM


I like the decorative elements at the upper corners.

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

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#2 posted 12-23-2008 06:58 PM

How are the end panels made? Did you Dado the backs of the frames and put plywood in the dado or did you just attach the frames flush directly to the plywood of the carcass and then cover the thing with the face frame?

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#3 posted 12-24-2008 04:43 AM

Thanks, the carcass was dadoed, then i attached 1/4 plywood to the back of the carcass, this time, all other projects i rely on dado,s. after i attached the ply on the back, i then used my router to clean up the edges. then made the rail and stiles on all three sides, with the router as clean up on edges. this was a differnt approach for me. also my newes customer wanted me to make small adjustable shelf’s, thats where the 3/4 center came about. i staggered the pin holes 1/2 lower on the left side, oppisite from the right side. one thing else was new for me was to attached wheels, by request of customer. there was two of these book shelf made, i call them twins.

-- tool time tim aka "cobra5"

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#4 posted 12-24-2008 04:51 AM

I can’t focus on the upper corner thingys…can you tell me what they are Please ? Happy Holidays : )

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

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#5 posted 02-15-2009 01:57 AM

Nice bookshelf.

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