Small Bookcase

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Project by Ivan posted 02-26-2009 06:35 PM 1329 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!


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

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 06:40 PM

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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#2 posted 02-26-2009 06:46 PM

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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#3 posted 02-26-2009 07:10 PM

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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#4 posted 02-26-2009 07:31 PM

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

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#5 posted 02-27-2009 01:17 AM

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

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

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#6 posted 02-28-2009 04:31 AM

That is a great design!

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#7 posted 03-01-2009 02:31 AM

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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