Cherry built ins

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Project by OSU22 posted 09-28-2016 12:48 AM 1006 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of cherry Built ins that I made for our front room. They are incomplete (doors are not complete) so I will have to post more pictures when they are finished. They are 16” deep, over 8’ tall, and 13’ wide. I ended up making a jig and using a 1/8” whiteside spiral trim bit with a 1/8” bearing to make the standards. I ended up spraying it with lacquer. That was the first time I’ve ever sprayed anything, but it worked out well. I used Tomahawk pre catalyzed lacquer and a rockler hvlp sprayer. Luckily the picture is front further away so you can’t see the mistakes, but I am actually happy with it overall. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 09-28-2016 12:57 AM

This is masterfully executed. I especially like the take on the adjustment rails. I love the finish. It is a natural type I take? What did you use?
Beautiful work. Show us more.

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#2 posted 09-28-2016 12:03 PM

I think this is very well done. I agree with pontic – the “shelf adjustment” you came up with is very different. I like the look a great deal.

The wood is beautiful and is good contrast to the floor – a nice choice.

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#3 posted 09-28-2016 07:57 PM

These turned out beautifully and are so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 09-28-2016 10:03 PM

These look great and a nice addition to that room.

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

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#5 posted 09-29-2016 01:03 AM

Beautiful! This is yet another project that I aspire to make someday. The shelf adjustments are interesting. Did you make the whole thing from solid lumber? Or did you use some veneered plywood?

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#6 posted 09-29-2016 01:12 AM

Thanks for the nice comments! I did not stain these-I only sprayed a few coats of lacquer with some sanding in between. I did use cherry plywood, with surprisingly very nice grain, for the cases and shelves, then used solid cherry for the face frames, standards, and shelf fronts.

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#7 posted 09-29-2016 02:26 AM

Beautiful work. Well done!

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#8 posted 09-30-2016 03:31 AM

Those Whiteside’s router bits are spectacular! I’ve never seen a router bit produce shavings instead of dust, but my shaker raised panel bit set did just that. They cost a little more than the others, but they are amazing and well worth the added expense! It helps that they are a local company out of NC that also employ two of my uncles, but their products are incredible. The bookcases are a nice addition to the room for sure!

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