Barrister bookcases

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Project by Jarrhead posted 1893 days ago 2161 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has always wanted a set of barrister bookcases. I always wanted to be a lawyer. Well, one of us got what we wanted. Just as well, because if I were a lawyer, I would probably have even less time to spend in the woodshop. I wanted to put a little accent on the red oak, so instead of buying brass knobs, I turned my own on the lathe out of Indian rosewood.

-- trn2wud

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#1 posted 1893 days ago

Looks very nice.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#2 posted 1893 days ago

Great looking, Jarrhead!

Are these stackable elements? Including top & base? With rails?
I need to build some bookcases and I’m picking ideas wherever I can!

-- Laurent

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#3 posted 1893 days ago

Nice job.

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#4 posted 1893 days ago

Very well done. The pulls are a nice touch.

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

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#5 posted 1893 days ago

Beautiful, I’m thinking of building some of these. How did you do the hinges? Is it a simple peg and slot setup, or commercial hinges? Did you build it all? I was looking at the barrister hinges commercially available and the price was shocking. Also it looks sectional, If so how did you line up/secure the sections to each other?

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#6 posted 1893 days ago

Hey JH
very nice looking Barrister book cases. nice finish and clean build.good details

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1893 days ago

my son is a lawyer and he and I like these very much Barristers book cases are cool I like this a lot.Alistair

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

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#8 posted 1893 days ago

Nice! Right up there on my want, and to do, list. Keeps the dust off your good books, right on…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 1893 days ago

Stackable? Not in the sense you are referring I believe. There are no rails. Each section is screwed into the one above.

Simple slot and peg. Very simple!. I can forward you the plan if you would like.

-- trn2wud

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#10 posted 1893 days ago

Very nice job on these. I’ve had these on the “to do” list for a long time, too. I like the style you used, right down my alley. I’ll have to try to move them up on the list. Thanks for the post.

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#11 posted 1892 days ago

I want the bookcases and the JD, I’ll let you know how it goes.

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