Red Oak Book Case

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Project by douglbe posted 04-04-2009 10:57 PM 1589 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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#1 posted 04-04-2009 11:58 PM

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 04-05-2009 12:32 AM

That is gorgeous. I love everything about it!

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

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#3 posted 04-05-2009 01:08 AM

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

-- Joe,Texas,

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#4 posted 04-05-2009 01:20 AM

The doors slide back and forth.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#5 posted 04-05-2009 01:37 AM

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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#6 posted 04-05-2009 02:19 AM

Beautiful work!

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#7 posted 04-05-2009 02:32 AM

Nice job!

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

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#8 posted 04-05-2009 03:24 AM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 04-05-2009 05:41 AM

Great Lookin Case

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 04-05-2009 03:01 PM

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 04-05-2009 06:57 PM

Well done and designed

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 09-29-2009 01:16 AM

Nice bookcase!

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