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Project by Cweatherl posted 04-07-2015 02:38 AM 1811 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from cherry (both plywood and solid wood). I followed (mostly) Norm’s plans with a few add on things. I used wwhardware.com for the hinge / sliders. I also added LED strips for lighting the interior as it will be used as a display case.

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)





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Joel Shappell

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#1 posted 04-07-2015 04:24 AM

Very nice. Norm’s plans? The lights are a great addition

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Cweatherl

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#2 posted 04-07-2015 05:46 AM

Thanks for the compliment. Also, sorry for the sideways pictures. I’m not sure how that happened. Norm Abrams. New Yankee Workshop.

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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#3 posted 04-07-2015 07:29 AM

Very Nice Bookcase indeed!

Just had to get a good look at it. Hope you don’t mind.

Rick

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#4 posted 04-07-2015 12:04 PM

Beautiful job. Do you have a link to the LED lighting you used? Thanks.

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#5 posted 04-07-2015 03:25 PM

Thank you. I used Volt Lighting Group’s LED tape and soldered on what I needed to join it together. I have used Armacost Lighting LED in the past with great results also.

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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Cweatherl

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#6 posted 04-07-2015 03:27 PM

Thanks for turning that. My iPhone decided to put them sideways for some reason. :-/

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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#7 posted 04-07-2015 05:56 PM

Great job. I love Barrister bookcases.

Here are the other photos turn around … hope you don’t mind.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 04-07-2015 06:45 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job

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#9 posted 04-07-2015 11:51 PM

That’s a great looking Barrister’s bookcase! Thanks for letting us know it’s Norm’s plans you got, as I want to make one of these myself.

And thanks guys for rotating the photos—lots easier than rotating my computer…........!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" James Lawrence, CAPT, USN

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#10 posted 04-08-2015 02:23 AM

Nice Job. never tried to make one, but love the one I have, because my Grandfather made it 50+ years ago out of oak. Individual cabinets that stack. There was a set of 4, but sadly My Grandmother gave the other three away, instead of offering to family.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#11 posted 04-08-2015 08:46 PM

Very nice project – Great job. The Cherry looks amazing along with the LED lights!

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#12 posted 04-09-2015 06:32 PM

The cherry does look amazing. It will darken with age and become a piece that the grand-kids fight over someday.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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#13 posted 04-10-2015 07:38 PM

You did a really nice job on this bookcase.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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