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Project by cFurnitureGuy posted 10-01-2009 09:28 PM 3187 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my fiance moved in several months ago and she has more books than the public library! so instead of the stacks of books in the guestroom and the stack behind the couch and the stack on the night stand.. u get the idea!! i built her a bookcase to get started organizing them. i decided to make this a “budget” project. if we decide to move or relocate in the next couple years i will build something alittle nicer in solid wood and veneers. but for now its made up of plywood, MDF, Poplar, and Pine molding… i figured since we are just painting it the schmorgasboard of materials would work just fine! dimensions: 5’6” (L) x 36” (H) x 17” (D) for about $89.00 not bad for a large bookcase (especially after pricing a large bookcase at the furniture stores)

the first picture is the finished product…. (the color looks kinda funny in the picture)The finish is called: stealth jet, just like the stealth bomber but in a satin finish… my fiance’s favorite color is green so the backpanels were painted and lime green color…. agian looks wierd in the pics! the second picture is taken from my phone and isnt very good but it is what it looked like before i painted it.


i will take a better picture once i have in in the house loaded with books… maybe the lighting in the house will do it more justice!

-- Justin, Savannah,Ga





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#1 posted 10-01-2009 09:42 PM

looks great. Nice clean and sharp lines! I look forward to seeing it loaded with books.

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#2 posted 10-01-2009 09:44 PM

Looks great Justin.

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#3 posted 10-01-2009 09:49 PM

Looks great and I like the color. No reason to use expensive wood if you are going to paint it any way, and the only thing that matters is that she is happy. I bet this bookcase is with you longer than you can imagine right now.

Alex

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#4 posted 10-01-2009 09:50 PM

love the green background

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#5 posted 10-02-2009 12:26 AM

Nice looking bookcase!

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#6 posted 10-02-2009 06:25 AM

Very nice! My wife and I really like painted furniture, much of our home is decorated in painted country style, this would fit right in.

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#7 posted 10-02-2009 03:47 PM

very nice!

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 11:25 PM

Very nicely done Justin. It looks good and your girl should be very pleased with it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 11:24 PM

thanks for all the great comments! i finally added some more pics of the bookcase loaded down wit books! check it out!
thanks

-- Justin, Savannah,Ga

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#10 posted 12-16-2009 05:07 PM

Nice bookcase! How did you set the shelves into the sides?

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