Ogee Foot Bookcase

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Project by RJones posted 01-20-2009 05:09 PM 6087 views 14 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little somthing I built as a christmas present for my wife. It’s constructed of Oak and stands about 60” high and 36” wide. The shelves are just plywood banded with solid materail and are adjustable. For the most part it was built from scraps i had in the shop with the exception of the back which I had to purchase. All in all I have $50 and a weekend invested:)



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#1 posted 01-20-2009 05:37 PM


are the sides plywood ? or frame-and-panel construction?

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#2 posted 01-20-2009 05:53 PM

With the exception of the crown molding, face frame and feet it’s all plywood. Kinda made it fast that way:)



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#3 posted 01-20-2009 06:12 PM

Awesome job…very nice sharp details and the feet are great as well …..what do you plan on finishing it with ?

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 06:16 PM

Very nice. I like ogee foot.

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#5 posted 01-20-2009 06:22 PM

In order to actually deliver a chirstmas present on chirstmas and not a year later, (LOL) I had to keep it all simple so I just shot on 3-4 coats of a semi gloss pre-cat lacquer.



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#6 posted 01-20-2009 06:30 PM

Very nice book case. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 01-20-2009 07:04 PM

Excellent detail with the feet. Well done!

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#8 posted 01-20-2009 07:07 PM

Excellent job! It just goes to show what a skilled craftsman can do with relatively inexpesive materials.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 01-20-2009 07:56 PM

Hi Ron;

This is a good looking piece.

Are you trying to earn “brownie points or something. Why all the work for the Mrs?

You’re making the rest of us look bad! LOL


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#10 posted 01-20-2009 08:09 PM

Thank you all for the kind words:)

Now that’s just dang phunny right there Lee! I guess it’s time to cut her off then huh? Oh right after the kitchen… Yeah after the kitchen she’s done!!! I hope, probably not but it sounds good. Speaking of making one look bad I seem to re-call one jaw dropping entertainment center being built?


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#11 posted 01-21-2009 01:00 AM

Great looking bookcase. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting

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#12 posted 01-21-2009 08:17 AM


That’s really outstanding!

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#13 posted 01-21-2009 02:10 PM

Great Job! Did you hand cut the base or is it an off-the-shelf style molding?

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#14 posted 01-21-2009 06:33 PM

Thanks again:)
Chris the base was hand cut with a table saw, router, scraper and bandsaw. Oddly enough this was the quickest part of the project. Probably only a couple hours involved at the most. If at some point I can find the time I would love to do a tutorial on the process. It’s not half as complex as it would seem.



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#15 posted 01-22-2009 05:09 AM

Great looking bookcase.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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