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Project by Wade Putnam posted 11-17-2016 05:50 PM 1536 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bookcase for the great room in our new home.
Updated picture with LEDs installed.

-- Wade, Nashville, www.mcgconstructs.com





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observer100

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#1 posted 11-17-2016 07:23 PM

Gorgeous!

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Wade Putnam

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#2 posted 11-17-2016 08:29 PM

Thank you!

-- Wade, Nashville, www.mcgconstructs.com

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#3 posted 11-17-2016 09:25 PM

I think the thingies at the top of the thingies are a bit much, but otherwise very nice.

To elaborate, the capitals at the top of the three fluted “columns” have detail at a scale that doesn’t jive with the scale of all the other details, including the column flutes and the main top capital/moulding.

In my opinion.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-17-2016 09:38 PM

Wow! This bookcase is a wonderful piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Ub1chris

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#5 posted 11-17-2016 10:31 PM

Not to take anything away from a beautiful project but I agree with gargey. The “thingies” don’t go. Beautifully made though.

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PHXRob

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#6 posted 11-17-2016 11:02 PM

Nice work. It this going to be anchored to a wall?

-- "Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets" - Ron Swanson

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Wade Putnam

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#7 posted 11-17-2016 11:09 PM

It will not be secured to the wall, very stable.
As far as the capital “thingies” my wife saw them on a book case in a magazine and wanted them, so you know, Happy Wife happy life!

-- Wade, Nashville, www.mcgconstructs.com

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gargey

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#8 posted 11-17-2016 11:24 PM

Very true. Easier said than done, sometimes!


It will not be secured to the wall, very stable.
As far as the capital “thingies” my wife saw them on a book case in a magazine and wanted them, so you know, Happy Wife happy life!

- Wade Putnam

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jeffswildwood

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#9 posted 11-18-2016 12:23 AM

Excellent book case. By far one of the best. Really like the before and after finish pics.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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gsimon

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#10 posted 11-18-2016 01:31 AM

i think you made the room great with this piece alone – nice work

-- Greg Simon

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 11-18-2016 02:10 AM

Excellent work beautiful book case.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 11-18-2016 03:10 AM

Looks nice.

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

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Wade Putnam

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#13 posted 11-18-2016 02:25 PM

Thanks to everyone for your comments.

-- Wade, Nashville, www.mcgconstructs.com

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WillliamMSP

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#14 posted 11-18-2016 02:57 PM

I like it. I like it a lot.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#15 posted 11-18-2016 03:40 PM

I’d like to see better pics of the capitals.
Expanding the originals only gets pixelated.
Great looking case.

-- Gary, Florida

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