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Improved basic book case

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 02-17-2017 01:23 AM 899 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little book case has by far been one of our best sellers! It’s 36” tall X 24”wide shelf area and 8” deep shelf area. The total with dimensions vary due to the live edge sides. That can be a real pain in the butt but also what makes it so desirable. Since there is no back panel I use to have a 2’’ piece that ran behind the shelf to keep stuff on the shelf and help make it rigid and eliminate the side to side wobble. I changed that around and brought that inside so the back would be completely flat and still do the same job. Also used some pocket hole joinery to give it a cleaner look and help eliminate any splitting, cedar love’s to split, even when you pre-drill holes. The more you build some things, the better it seem’s to keep turning out. Still have much more to learn, but I really like it. Have a blessed day and thanks for reading.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 01:24 AM

Very beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 02:33 AM

I like the exterior of the cedar the best. A really cool look with the branch stubs.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 04:19 AM

Nice. Very natural, Todd!!

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

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 05:35 AM

Stunning!!!!! Man, I love that timber.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Sasha

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#5 posted 02-17-2017 08:27 AM

Thank you, I really liked it. Original….....

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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Sasha

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#6 posted 02-17-2017 08:31 AM

The shelves themselves, a little bit to Refine, to shape and to mill the edges.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#7 posted 02-17-2017 10:11 AM

love it, love the true rustic look!

-- frankie v

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#8 posted 02-17-2017 03:54 PM

nice build

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 02-17-2017 05:57 PM

That’s a very attractive look. Nice work.

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

-- 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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#10 posted 02-17-2017 08:45 PM

I can see why its a best seller, very impressive I must say.
No chance of a shelf sagging under the weight of the books thats for sure.
I saw a utube video of somebody milling a log like this,... spectacular characteristics

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 02-18-2017 01:57 AM

gorgeous shelf.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 02-20-2017 01:44 PM

Luvin the sides

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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