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Project by BIL posted 04-18-2009 05:32 AM 1567 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My daughter has been looking at the many small projects I have been working on, and she asked for a bookcase for her new apartment.

It needed to be transportable since I do not have a truck.

I made this with Red Oak and put insert nuts in the top and bottom, so the entire bookcase can be disassembled and put in a trunk.

Assembled, it is heavy enough that it will outlast anything the grandkids can think about doing to it.

and disassembled, I don’t have to be called to help her move it.

-- Making little wood out of big wood... one board at a time.

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#1 posted 04-18-2009 08:37 AM

This looks like a nice project. You should reload the picture after you rotate it. Don’t you hate it when it does that! ;o)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 04-18-2009 05:38 PM

nice job, Did you screw it to the ceiling? HA HA

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 04-18-2009 05:46 PM

A nice clean design. Adding the arch was a nice touch. Arches are a great design element for dressing up a project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 04-18-2009 05:55 PM

Jack, Yes I hate it when that happens..
Jim, No, but I did consider just laying it on its side and calling it a day.
Todd—- she and all of her friends liked the arch too… I found it pretty easy, but did not make it large enough to accommodate the insert nuts easily. That was the biggest challenge. I found I had to clamp a board on each side when screwing in the insert to prevent splitting.

All – Thanks for the laugh.. Hope to get better at this technology stuff..

-- Making little wood out of big wood... one board at a time.

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