Triple bookcase

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Project by Phil posted 08-23-2016 01:13 PM 1256 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Edit: Fixed some typos & added two more pictures showing the cornice/side details and base detail.

This is the biggest piece of furniture I have tried. It’s a triple bookcase for the formal living room. Comes apart into 5 pieces – 3 cases, the top, and bottom – so it will fit through the door. The two center stiles are attached to the outer cases; when the three cases are pulled together with through bolts, the joint with the center rails is tight enough that you really can’t tell unless you know. Shelves are adjustable. Made of solid poplar and birch plywood, painted to match the planned trim color in the room.

The only problem is I think I should have made it four cases for all the books I have!

-- Phil

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 02:37 PM

That’s a great looking bookcase.

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 03:50 PM

Since you do have a lot of books, another bookcase is definitely in order especially now that you seem to have mastered the disign and build!

Waiting to see #4!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 06:02 PM

Thanks! I’ll probably wait until this one fills up before I add some more. I’m planning a couple of Shaker candlestands next, one for home and one for my office at work.

-- Phil

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#4 posted 08-24-2016 12:20 AM

Really great work. Love bookcases. Love books. Nice job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 08-25-2016 02:10 AM

Beautiful book case, Phil!!....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-27-2016 02:32 AM

Nice job!

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#7 posted 09-14-2016 04:25 PM

That is very nice!!!

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