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Project by douglbe posted 1839 days ago 1316 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this for my brother and sister-in-law. They graciously hired me to make them a solid oak book case while I am unemployed. Every project is a learning experience and I had fun with this one, although gluing up that many boards for the panels sure got tedious, but it turned out real nice. Made from rough sawn Red Oak and the drawer sides are aspen, so quite a bit of milling involved. I think I hauled out 5 bags of saw dust from the DC.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan





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Mathew Nedeljko

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#1 posted 1839 days ago

Very nicely done! I like that you made the doors out of glass so the books are enclosed but you can still see them on the shelves.

Do the doors slide left and right rather than swinging out to open?

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#2 posted 1839 days ago

That is gorgeous. I love everything about it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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musician

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#3 posted 1838 days ago

Very nice! well-balanced, most attractive,good scale, a very lovely piece.

-- Joe,Texas,www.woodworkerJoe.com

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douglbe

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#4 posted 1838 days ago

The doors slide back and forth.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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DocK16

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#5 posted 1838 days ago

Very nice, I assume this was custom made to fit this cormer. I like the sliding doors.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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MNbuzzdust

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#6 posted 1838 days ago

Beautiful work!

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TomFran

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#7 posted 1838 days ago

Nice job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1838 days ago

Very nicely done! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 1838 days ago

Great Lookin Case

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 1838 days ago

Hey another Michigander and not to far away either, I’m on the other side of Owosso. Great Job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 1838 days ago

Well done and designed

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1661 days ago

Nice bookcase!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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