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Here is a Shaker Style Bookcase that I did for mom at school its build 3/4’’ Birch Plywood and Basswood. My mom did the painting.
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#1 posted 02-10-2009 03:47 AM
Charles, this is a nice bookcase. I like the straight-forward lines of shaker furniture. You did a good job on the construction and your mother added a nice paint job.
I am sure it did not take her long to fill it up. I posted a couple of bookcases a little while ago and 20 minutes after I had them installed my wife had filled them. From the look of your bookcase your mother probably would not have any trouble filling up another one. :)
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#2 posted 02-10-2009 03:52 AM
You 2 did a great job on this bokcase!! Great work!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX
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#3 posted 02-10-2009 04:14 AM
N I C E !!!! Looks perfect to me….Good job. What’s your next project?
-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"
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#4 posted 02-10-2009 04:28 AM
very cool…and that cool guy on the top/last picture—-is that you?
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
#5 posted 02-10-2009 04:31 AM
Going to start on a dresser soon, once I get my table saw running. Thats my brother.
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#6 posted 02-10-2009 04:57 AM
Looks good Charles! I’ve never really worked with Basswood. You don’t see much of it in Pennsylvania. So, tell us what your next project will be.
-- Don, Pittsburgh
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#7 posted 02-10-2009 05:07 AM
Love Shaker pieces.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
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#8 posted 02-11-2009 12:27 AM
REALLY NICE I LIKE THIS VERY MUCH,IT’S VERY NEATLY MADE. YOU WILL BE A BIG NAME IN THE CABINET MAKING ARENA SOMEDAY I AM TELLING YOU. VERY FEW PEOPLE CAN TURN OUT THIS LEVEL OF GOOD WORK AT SCHOOL AND SO YOUNG KINDEST REGARDS ALISTAIR
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
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#9 posted 02-11-2009 04:52 AM
Nice work! Good deal when you can get someone else to do the painting! Roz
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."
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#10 posted 02-17-2009 03:29 AM
Very well constructed, are you sure you’re a student? :)
-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!
#11 posted 02-17-2009 05:49 AM
Yes I am a student! I got two more semeters to go. Will be finishing up this year.
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#12 posted 03-10-2009 05:49 AM
What kind of paint did you use? It looks like milk paint. Good job!
-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!
#13 posted 03-10-2009 12:11 PM
I use a water base paint from Lowes.
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#15 posted 04-02-2009 03:21 AM
Nice looking bookcase Charles! I made my wife’s brother and sister one just like it ! What a joy it is to make it yourself !
-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!
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