Bookcase for my Wife's office...

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Project by mot posted 05-13-2007 06:13 AM 6060 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was another, “Me and my big mouth,” project. My wife moved into her new office and decided she needed a wall unit/bookcase. She was going to go to one of the box furniture stores and buy one. I said, “Why do that when I can make you one.” I was thinking, “who said that?”

And thus the second bookcase project was underway. Apparently I had forgotten the first bookcase project. Luckily, this one was half the size. It was less than half the trouble, but ultimately appreciated less than half as much as the first one.

Suffice to say, it was fun making the doors. I like to make doors. The process appeals to me. S2S lumber, jointed and planed. Dimensioned and routered. Assembled and glued. There is something about doors that people look at when you make a project. It’s like the dovetail drawer for some. They don’t look at the smoothness of the finish, or the complexity of the joinery. The look at the drawers and the doors. It is apparently the only tricky part. Either that or they don’t want to take a square and a tape measure and see if you are actually any good.

Anyway, no construction pics of this either. There is something about making bookcases that just makes me want to be done with them, remembering the outcome and not the process.

My wife picked the hardware on this case and it’s really the nicest feature of the entire thing. Other than the skillfully made piece! ;) Here is a link to a bigger picture at picasaweb.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#1 posted 05-13-2007 06:15 AM

Beautiful bookcase.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 05-13-2007 06:35 AM

Nice blog site!

Don’t forget – “All projects require a new tool(s)!”

Excellent work. I bet your wife is very happy.


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#3 posted 05-13-2007 01:11 PM

how long after the “first” did you do this one? I’d have thought you were gun-shy and never to tackle another shelving unit every again. You were very brave.
This is gorgeous. Love the doors. :)

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#4 posted 05-13-2007 04:56 PM

Thanks for the comments. This one came along about 2 years after the first bookcase. Apparently enough time for me to forget the first episode. This one was an attempt at keeping the painted wall behind the bookcase as to no “close in” the room. I like the doors too. ;)

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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