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Book Case for Grandson

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Project by oldrivers posted 06-18-2018 02:50 AM 865 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this case I built with Sassafras and ¾”Oak veneer ply for the shelves. Ea. shelf has a hard wood binding on the front and back of each shelf (Oak/Sassafras binding) all the shelves are height adjustable. The Case Measurements are Seven Feet three inches tall, 49” wide and 15” deep. Each side is made from one Sassafras board for each side. This wood came from a huge Sassafras tree that came down on my neighbor’s lot. I had the tree milled and dried to salvage the wood. The finish is of his choosing, A Dark Walnut Stain with a Lacquer top coat.
My Grandson Josiah Mullins assisted me on day that was a Blessed Day to spend with him in the shop.
I made the Crown moldings with a Table saw and a Router. The detail pieces on the top cross panel I did with a Router and a 3/8” Bull Nose bit. I routed each of the three pieces that make up the detail on a board cut out the detail pieces on a band saw and finished them from there. The pictures are not so good but thanks for looking may your day be blessed.

-- Soli Deo gloria!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-18-2018 02:52 AM

REALLY nice work sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 06-18-2018 10:27 AM

Beautiful bookcase and great craftsmanship. You grandson now has a treasured gift from you with the wonderful memory of having worked with you to create it, it doesn’t get any better than this.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 06-18-2018 01:01 PM

Very nice! God bless you too!

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swirt

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#4 posted 06-18-2018 01:32 PM

Great job on that and nice project working with your grandson.

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

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#5 posted 06-18-2018 01:38 PM

This is a beautiful bookcase and I like the design.

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

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#6 posted 06-18-2018 02:05 PM

That is flat out stunning. Your grandson is going to cherish that forever.

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Joe

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#7 posted 06-18-2018 02:45 PM

Great looking Bookcase, you did an outstanding job, your grandson and his son will remember you for generations to come. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 06-18-2018 04:57 PM

WONDERFUL!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 06-18-2018 05:07 PM

Thank all you wonderful wood workers, you are the Greatest.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 06-20-2018 02:12 AM

Something he will have forever.

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