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Bookcase for the wife's office.

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Project by firefighterontheside posted 04-07-2016 04:43 PM 1550 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife said she needed a big bookcase for her office. She’s got a bachelors degree, two masters and going for her Dr of Audiology now so she has lots of books and keeps getting more. Hope this is big enough. It is 9’ wide and 7’ tall. Made of red oak. Thanks for looking.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-07-2016 04:45 PM

Awesome job. I am sure that she loves it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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jack1

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#2 posted 04-07-2016 05:20 PM

Nice workmanship and design. Good stuff!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 05:42 PM

Looks great! How did you attach the shelves? I’m looking at doing some similar shelving and I’m trying to figure out the best way to mount them. Thanks!

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 04-07-2016 05:54 PM

Thanks all.

Guns, I use shelf pins. The bookcase is made in 6 separate cases. So each case is basically a box with 1\4” holes every inch up the sides to make the shelves adjustable. The cases are stacked, screwed together and to the wall and then trim applied to the front. The shelves are made with 3/4” oak plywood with a 1” oak front and back to add stiffness and hide plywood edge.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 04-07-2016 06:06 PM

Wow, WOW! That is freaking amazing.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 04-07-2016 07:30 PM

Thanks Jerry, I’m glad you like it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 04-07-2016 08:25 PM

This book case looks so nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 04-07-2016 09:21 PM

Large bookcases in red oak….what’s not to like?
Great project, looks nice situated right where it is, too. Let’s see a pic of it populated with books and decorator pieces!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#9 posted 04-07-2016 09:31 PM

Thanks Charkes and poopiekat. I’ll add the one picture I have so far.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 04-07-2016 09:48 PM

Great Bill! Really nice work, and you build stuff so fast…...makes my head spin. And congrats to your wife on her journey to the Doctorate!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 04-07-2016 10:15 PM

nice work! – lucky doctor :)

-- Greg Simon

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#12 posted 04-07-2016 11:51 PM

Great looking bookcase, Bill! It was fun seeing it come together, and now that it has, it’s great seeing it finished! I’m sure your wife loves it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 04-07-2016 11:52 PM

Thanks Greg and Dean.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#14 posted 04-08-2016 12:07 AM

Like Jeff said…. You do build quickly.
Looks fantastic….
Another Mr. Bill original build “in the books”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#15 posted 04-08-2016 12:12 AM

That looks very professional to me. You do very nice work!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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