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Project by Ken Dixon posted 1431 days ago 2083 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid cherry book case, 37” X 16” X 40 1/2” (LXWXH).
Finished with shellac and wax except for the top which has one coat of dewaxed shellac then two coats of polly. I like finishing with and the feel of shellac but wanted the protection of the polly for the top. The shelves will mainly hold paper back books and are able to move up or down about 3-4” each.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada





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dub560

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#1 posted 1431 days ago

very nice fellow canuck

were the legs cut a band saw?

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#2 posted 1431 days ago

Love the curved sides. Its a classy look.

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#3 posted 1431 days ago

I like it. Thanks for sharing it.

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

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#4 posted 1431 days ago

That is one nice bookcase!

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 1431 days ago

Good looking bookcase.

What’s the thickness of those shelves? Are they able to withstand the weight of many books?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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smgaines

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#6 posted 1431 days ago

That’s really nice thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Georgia

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#7 posted 1431 days ago

Really looks nice. Good jo .

-- Joe

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#8 posted 1431 days ago

I really like the design. You really make it incredibly special with the oversize top and the sweep in the legs. The cherry, as always, is beautiful- excellent choice. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 1431 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1430 days ago

I like that. I want one.
Cherry is my wood of choice.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Gary

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#11 posted 1430 days ago

Ken,
That’s a beautiful bookcase. Lovely design and execution.

How thick are the shelves? They appear to be close to 1/2”.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Ken Dixon

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#12 posted 1430 days ago

Thanks all for the kind words.
Ian and Gary, the shelves are each 3/8” thick. I did a stress test of twice as many books as would fit on one shelf for 3 weeks and it seemed to be ok. If over time they do start to sag then I will have to remake them with thicker material.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#13 posted 1427 days ago

very nice, love the design

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jmp

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#14 posted 1304 days ago

Ken, this is a great bookcase. I am looking to make low bookcase and have been looking for inspiration for designs and just keep coming back to yours.
I guess the key is how the curves fit in perfectly with the proportions. Could you give me some ideas about the dimesions. Height and width and the radius (or some other guide) to getting the right curves.

cheers
Jonathan

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