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Project by phlepper posted 02-08-2010 11:22 PM 2048 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bookcase I built for our new house. It covers the entire wall and I made five separate carcasses in the garage and then moved them into the room on a small pedestal base. I also decided to make it multi-dimensional with the center three cases slightly offset from the two ends. Some crown molding around the entire room finished the look.

All of the shelves are adjustable / removable. I originally was going to add some doors to the center three bottoms, but my wife liked it as it is and who am I to argue?

If you want, you can see several articles detailing the build on my blog here: Paul's Blog.

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 11:27 PM

Nice Book case well done

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 11:52 PM

Nice bookshelf.

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 12:09 AM

Very nice job Paul. And, thanks for the blog!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#4 posted 02-09-2010 12:10 AM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 02-09-2010 12:15 AM

Wow sweet well done.I love them. Alistair

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#6 posted 02-09-2010 02:00 AM

I like that you bumped the three center cases out, giving it a bit of definition, rather than a “flat wall” effect of running them across at the same depth.

I bet it really enhanced the room, nice work!

I also like the crown molding all the way around the room.

OK, now I have to go check your blog out for these.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 02-09-2010 02:21 AM

great job on that bookshelf unit. I really like the contrasting depth of the units. I hope you don’t mind, but I may borrow some of the ideas you had/used. Again, great bookshelf!

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#8 posted 02-09-2010 07:43 PM

great looking bookshelves…

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 10:04 PM

Nice looking job. Like the offset, and the crown mo;ding reaaly ties it into the room. Great!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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