Built in Bookcases

  • Advertise with us
Project by woody57 posted 1378 days ago 4643 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of built in bookcases that I did for my daughter. On the right side there is a knee hole so she can use her laptop and have a writing surface. The face frames and doors were made with poplar and the case is MDF. There are no backs on these. She wanted her wall color to show through. I wouldn’t do this again. As everyone knows, walls are not straight and plumb. Therefore it is a pain to get the sides to fit against the wall properly. It turned out pretty good and she likes it and that’s what counts right. Oh, and she really liked the price too.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

6 comments so far

View gary351's profile


96 posts in 1422 days

#1 posted 1378 days ago

I like the desk top with the book cases. It looks good together, are those called corbels on top by the moulding.

-- A poor man has poor way's

View kw193's profile


47 posts in 1441 days

#2 posted 1378 days ago

Those are very nice! How did you finish them? (paint, lacquer, spray , brush?)

View woody57's profile


645 posts in 2053 days

#3 posted 1378 days ago

The top of the fluted trim has a block which is thicker than the trim. I then wraped the block with crown moulding.

It has 1 coat of water base primer with 2 coats of water base enamel paint. Brushed, and sanded between coats. It was painted to match the trim in the house.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13337 posts in 2299 days

#4 posted 1378 days ago

Nice looking bookcase.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View Chris Davis's profile

Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2608 days

#5 posted 1378 days ago

Very nice.

-- Watch live video from our shop.

View kw193's profile


47 posts in 1441 days

#6 posted 1378 days ago

Thanks for the follow up. It is nice to know a finish of that quality can be attained with a brush.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase