Barrister Book Case

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Project by Natobious posted 06-25-2016 04:05 PM 1067 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this oak barrister bookcase many years ago in high school shop class for my sister. She recently gave it back to me and I then added the base section. The base is simple molding and a frame made from pallet wood, note all the nail holes. I also upgraded the glass windows to polycarbonate, which I highly recommend. It is pricier but much much safer. The photos were taken right after I finished the project, over the past couple years the polyurethane on the base has darkened with age and matches the original finish quite well.

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#1 posted 06-25-2016 05:05 PM

Very nice. I’ve always admired Barrister book cases. Yours is excellent.

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 07:49 PM

You have done a very nice job on this bookcase.

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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#3 posted 06-25-2016 10:25 PM

Very nicely done—I’ve always liked barrister bookcases and have one on my “bucket list”.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 06-26-2016 01:27 AM

As it so happens, I’ve also got this project on my to-do list—and yours turned out very nicely!

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

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