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Project by goppetto posted 06-28-2009 09:03 PM 1405 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I convinced my wife that i could build a book case that would look ok, and she bought the idea. SO this is my first bookcase that is going to be inserted in to the wall. This was going to be for my office, but there’s a new baby in her belly. We decided (she) that the baby would have the office.
I made everything the crown moulding, and knobs with my table saw and router. This was also a first using biscuit joinery but with a t-slot router bit. Enjoy. Tell me what i should’ve down better so the next thing i make will allow me to fund more projects.





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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 09:05 PM

That loks great tap yourself heartily on the back and shout at the top of your voice I am a genius.LOLAlistair

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

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 11:37 PM

Looks really good. Can’t tell if you made the shelves adjustable or not. My first bookshelf had fixed shelves and I always wish I had made them movable.

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#3 posted 06-28-2009 11:39 PM

Nice book shelf I like the drawers in the bottom well done

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#4 posted 06-28-2009 11:44 PM

Congratulations on a COOL book case… and your new Office inhabitant-to-be!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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goppetto

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 01:29 AM

unfortunately the shelves are fixed. they are secured with pocket hole screws.

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 01:40 AM

Did you Finish it before or after Assembly? ... & How?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Keith Shipp

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#7 posted 06-29-2009 02:11 AM

I think you did a fine job. Be proud and happy. And congrats on the new arival.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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goppetto

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#8 posted 06-29-2009 02:48 AM

i used early american mini wax with pre condition stain after assembly. I had never really stained something before and since i spent so much time on this piece i used the pre conditioner. you dont have to use the conditioner prior to staining right?

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 06-29-2009 03:11 AM

I don’t use a “conditioner” much, if at all… BUT, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 06-29-2009 10:22 AM

Very nice looking book case. Take it easy on yourself. We tend to be our own worst critics. You only have to please the man in the mirror…. mike

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

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