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Project by poppatom posted 05-22-2010 01:28 AM 1765 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After years of hinting my wife the bookworm was in need of a place to store her books and I always liked the Barrister style I tried my hand at it.
I built this one in three modules for easy moving if necessary it has raised panel sides and corner detail. I used Plexiglas for the door panels to eliminate the chance one should break.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.





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#1 posted 05-22-2010 02:47 AM

Very nice!!! What is the wood and how did you finish it?

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 03:10 AM

very nice. great job

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#3 posted 05-22-2010 03:39 AM

Very nice Tom

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 04:08 AM

Nice raise panel book cases. Fantastic work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 05-22-2010 04:16 AM

Thanks Jack! I used ash for this project as I do for a lot of my work. I finished it with three coats of polyurethane.

Thanks to you too Jeff! Being new here I’m still exploring the site, have a lot more projects load in the next few days.

Hey Jim I spent some time on your web site today. I use to watch Norm Abram on the New Yankee Workshop but after touring your site it leaves me with one question, was he one of your students?? Your work is fabulous, I hope to be that good one day.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#6 posted 05-22-2010 04:45 AM

Very nice work. Looking forward to seeing the more posts.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#7 posted 05-22-2010 10:48 AM

Great work. Like the see through fireplace as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-22-2010 03:09 PM

Tom, Great looking barrister bookcases. What type of track did you do for the doors? I built a set for myshelf a number of years ago and built my own track. They work fine, but now I see where you can actually buy track assemblies for the barrister’s. I really enjoy your projects and look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#9 posted 05-22-2010 03:18 PM

Very nice. Did you use some kind of hardware to attach the module or just rely on gravity?

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