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Project by Joe Lyddon posted 07-29-2009 11:21 PM 2096 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father-in-law, Dean H. Prewitt (deceased) of Joshua Tree, CA, designed and made a large built-in unit like this. This was back in the late 70’s. I always really liked it because Magazines could also be displayed as well as Books. I finally reverse engineered it, drew plans, added a face frame which included the shelves (he left shelf edges open).

I changed the overall dimensions to fit a small entertainment center I’ve been working on, in the design stage.

I plan on having two of these Book-Mag cases… one on each side of the entertainment console (still in design stage). The second case is in process… just like this one…

Dimensions: 7’5” x 2’ x 1’
Top, bottom, sides, & shelves are 3/4 cab. grade Birch ply.
Back is 1/4” Poplar ply.
Face Frame is 3/4 Poplar.

Dyed with Trans-Tint, Golden Brown (closest match to Dad’s), and topped with Shellac.

Plaque was made by Leo D. Voisine of E. Freetown, MA

Misha Custom Signs & Crafts http://www.MishaCustom.com

I think he did a great job at a very reasonable price!
Take a look at his website… Contact him… You will be surprised! ... and HAPPY!

Hope you like it…

I would like any criticisms you may have.

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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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 07-29-2009 11:55 PM

Very nice Joe!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 12:18 AM

Hey Joe
Very nice book case well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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huff

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#3 posted 07-30-2009 02:52 AM

I also like the idea for the magizines. Super job and a nice tribute to your father-in-law.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 07-30-2009 03:00 AM

I have Sketchup plans… drawn with the help of Dave Richards, a real expert with SU.

If anyone would be interested in getting a copy, let me know your email addr. and I will be happy to email you a copy.

-- 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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ChicoWoodnut

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 05:21 PM

Nice Joe,

That thing is tall. Howd ya get it outta da garage? :)

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 05:55 PM

Just slanted it a little… no problem…

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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mynoblebear

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 07:54 PM

Well done keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 12-04-2009 08:52 PM

Thank you, guys…

I have both of them very close to being FILLED…
... I have to make some more… modified for just books…

-- 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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glue4you

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#9 posted 08-16-2011 08:41 AM

I love the design, especially the magazine section is a simple solution to a problem I’ve always had when storing my most recent magazines for quick access.

You still have those Sketchup plans? A copy to paranoid_user[att]gmx.de would be much appreciated. As a computer systems guy you sure know how to deal with my strange [att] in the address. Oh how I hate spam bots.

All the best to you and thanks for your recent comments!

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 08-16-2011 04:56 PM

I’ll see what I can find…

You like it for the same Reason I do…

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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j_c

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#11 posted 10-09-2011 11:31 PM

Very nice, love the magazine shelves!

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 10-09-2011 11:33 PM

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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