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Project by Ivan posted 1978 days ago 1260 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those long term projects that started off as a ‘oh this will only take a weekend’. Yeah.

I started this bookshelf about 8 years ago, then after I got the top and sides glued up I moved to Hoboken and didn’t have a shop, so it sat in my Dad’s shed for about 2 years. Then I bought a house in Central NJ and was able to get the shop up and running again.

Lots of little stuff and fixing the house took priority and it wasn’t until about january that I finally took the time to finish it.

In all it took me about 2 years to complete. Now it’s in the office, which was the bedroom which we had gutted in September.

Nice little bookcase holding all my woodworking mags. Enjoy!

Cheers,
Ivan

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."





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daveysprocket

40 posts in 2009 days


#1 posted 1978 days ago

Looks pretty nice and unique. What kinds of wood did you use? Are the frames nailed on to keep them from sliding off? Just kidding. Nice job!!

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Ivan

167 posts in 1979 days


#2 posted 1978 days ago

Oops, I forgot to rotate the photos. Noob mistake.

Dark Walnut n maple for the case, maple ply for the shelves.

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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woodworm

14124 posts in 2192 days


#3 posted 1978 days ago

Oops! the picture makes me think the boolcase is laying on its back and I was about to say that its not proper to place books that way….you will bend them. Ok…rotate the photos.

Very nice design and I like the top. Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 1978 days ago

I thought this is the strangest book case I have ever seen then it dawned on me I was looking at it upside down LOLwell done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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jm82435

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#5 posted 1978 days ago

I say it is a nice bookbox :-) Welcome to LJs.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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firecaster

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#6 posted 1976 days ago

That is a great design!

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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FuzzyDove

60 posts in 1976 days


#7 posted 1975 days ago

I really love the contrasting wood design… I also love how you curved the ends… we have similar tastes as iit resembles some coasters that I built for Christmas gifts (check my projects). AWESOME job!!

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