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Project by Beginningwoodworker posted 02-10-2009 03:24 AM 3497 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker





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Scott Bryan

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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. :)

Nice post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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matt garcia

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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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prez

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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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Napaman

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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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#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.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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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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lew

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#7 posted 02-10-2009 05:07 AM

CJ,

Great Job!

Love Shaker pieces.

Lew

-- 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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Roz

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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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WoodSpanker

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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!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#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.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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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!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 03-10-2009 12:11 PM

I use a water base paint from Lowes.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 03-10-2009 12:29 PM

god job.

-- china

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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 St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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