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Well… after 2 months of trying to find some dedicated time to spend working on these, they’re finally done. It’s a good thing I didn’t have a deadline.

Seeing as she wanted them painted, the cost was minimal. It is made of 3/4 ply, some pine (facing) The backs were the real money saver. I used 1×3 spruce – the stuff that you would use to nail siding to. It’s less than a buck a board. Yes… a lot more work involved – I planed it down to 1/2” and then used the router on the edges. But as I said… there was no deadline. I actually enjoyed the extra work. The thing about using spruce is that you have to use it as soon as you get home with it. This stuff will warp and twist overnight.

And so one project is done and another one is starting. I swear my better half lays awake at night dreaming up things she wants me to do. I finished the wall units on Monday and have been instructed to start the new deck – today.

—Bobby





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Blair Helgason

169 posts in 2067 days


#1 posted 05-07-2010 05:01 PM

Nice job, very clean and functional. Now you just need to fill all of those shelves!

-- Blair

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johnnymo

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 05:02 PM

It looks great! Hope my wife doesn’t see this or it will go on my ‘to do’ list. :-)
Now it’s your wife’s job to fill up all that shelf space!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 07:14 PM

Great job! It looks well thought out and cleanly executed.

Was the mantel and fireplace surround there already, or did you build that at the same time?

I’m sure it has drastically changed the look and feel of the room, for the better, of course.

-- 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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Bobby

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 11:39 PM

Thanks all…

Jonathan… no… I didn’t make the fireplace. We’ve had it for a few years now. That’s how long my wife has been waiting for the shelves. These were in her plans back when we first got it. At one point she was getting tired of waiting for the shelves and so she went to a couple of stores to see if she could find something. But nothing really caught her eye and what she did see would have cost a fortune. I can tell you this… she’s one happy lady – she’s been walking around with a smile on her face ever since I installed them.

—Bobby

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 12:19 AM

Isn’t there a saying (or something similar) that says: “A happy wife make for a happy marriage?”

I think my wife will be wearing that same smile when I get our built-in bookcases and fireplace surround and mantel finished, hopefully in the next month or so.

Congrats. on completing it, as I’m sure it’s a huge weight off your shoulders. Now you just have to lift all that decking material. ;)

-- 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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closetguy

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#6 posted 05-08-2010 12:48 AM

I like it!!

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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