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Project by hooky posted 07-12-2009 10:50 AM 1642 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 18 months ago I decided I needed to make a bookshelf for besides my armchair (to keep all my woodworking books and magazines within an easy reach)

Today I have finally finished it (yes it took all of the 18 months to make, I need to sleep occasionally and I work 45 hour weeks as an apprentice cabinet maker)

The carcase is made from Australian oak with red cedar tongue and groove boards inserted in to the frame and red cedar tongue and groove back

The top is solid Australian oak and red cedar just biscuited together and the draw fronts are also red cedar (but unfortunately I selected very light coloured pieces so the contrast isn’t as striking as I would have liked)

I hope you like it and thankyou for looking


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#1 posted 07-12-2009 10:57 AM

Gidday mate.. nice bit of work there.. it shows how dedicated you are.. the drawer gaps are very uniform and the Joints are tight.. complimentary contrasting timbers are a treat.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 07-12-2009 04:11 PM

The craftsmanship is first rate! Really nice piece.

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

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#3 posted 07-12-2009 04:22 PM

Good Job looks great

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 12:31 AM

Great work Hooky. I like the design.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 07-13-2009 12:33 PM

thankyou all for your kind words

degoose the gaps are easy to get right cut the drawer fronts to the correct length then use strips of 3mm(1/8th inch) mdf to space the gaps correctly if fronts are to tall just plane a little till its right then screw on while the spacers are wedged in place

grumpy it was my own design, half the reason it took so long is i was making it up as i went along


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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