Built In Book Case

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Project by DirkEdmund posted 01-30-2015 05:28 AM 1420 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just Finished up this bookcase project for a client.
The boxes are all made of maple plywood.
The shelves are fixed in place by datos
All face frames and shelf fronts are poplar, and joined by domino floating tenons.

The doors were the tricky part. It was a very tedious task to get the perfect spacing all the way around, but it really makes the piece look a lot more custom I think..

I sprayed the whole unit with semigloss to finish. Very pleased with how it turned out.

Thank you for looking!

-- DirkEdmundMichigan/

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#1 posted 01-30-2015 12:09 PM

Looks awsome coloured in white.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-30-2015 02:32 PM

Very nice. Clean lines, nice proportions. Fits the room perfectly. I agree, the inset doors do make the piece look that much nicer. Very well done.
Only thing I would have changed was to make the shelves adjustable. Very frustrating when you find something you want to display and it doesn’t clear the shelf above it by a half an inch. However it can be visually distracting to have the shelves in all three cases at various heights as well… perhaps it is for the best.

For your next job, go back to that client and tell them it is time for you to install some crown molding in that same room. :)

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 01-30-2015 02:36 PM

great job. I’ve always been a stain guy but I prefer painted woodwork now. Nice!

-- stan, oxford, mi As my Idol Norm always said "never enough money and never enough clamps"

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