Bookcase from Hell

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Project by Thinman posted 04-25-2016 04:14 AM 1335 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece gave me nothing but trouble, so if you see anything unusual just think of it as a “Bold artistic statement” not a covered up disaster.

The case is made of mahogany with juniper accents in the bottom windows. It is 24” wide at the base, 16.5” at the top. The sides angle in at about 5° and it is about 48” tall.

-- Jeff

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#1 posted 04-25-2016 05:51 AM

Pretty unique shape, for a change, nice work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-25-2016 12:28 PM

It looks great. How’d you do the angled dados, just an angled dado stack on the table saw?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-25-2016 12:32 PM

Nicely done, Jeff

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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#4 posted 04-25-2016 02:11 PM

Jeff, it’s very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 04-25-2016 02:25 PM

looks good

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#6 posted 04-25-2016 06:52 PM

Swirt, Those dadoes were one of my issues. I just cut them straight and angled the shelves to fit. That didn’t really work. There is a tiny triangular space above and below each shelf. Next time I plan to modify my shop built router guide to tip at 5° and take it from there.

-- Jeff

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#7 posted 04-25-2016 10:23 PM

Did the devil make you do it? Looks great

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#8 posted 04-25-2016 11:48 PM

Well, despite the problems you had with it, this bookcase looks great! I like the mahogany, and the cutouts are unique and very nice looking!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 04-25-2016 11:49 PM

Nicely done, Jeff

- twobyfour16

Allan—nice to see another Portlander here on LJ’s!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 04-26-2016 10:31 PM

Angles from hell. Turned out very well though…


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#11 posted 04-28-2016 02:28 PM

Dean –
Yes, I’m in a Portlander – but from the looks of your work, you are doing a better job of representing the craft in the Northwest than I am! I’ll try to step up my game… Meanwhile, keep making sawdust!!

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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#12 posted 04-28-2016 04:15 PM

May have given you pains, but you certainly conquered them. Looks great !

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