Kitchen bookcase, desk, ceramic tile surface module

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Project by kcrandy posted 11-15-2010 01:09 AM 2676 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My most complicated project to date. We have a galley kitchen in our 1926 house where every square inch is valuable. This provides around the now exposed chimney surface space with ceramic tiles next to the stove which also has storage space and then a desk under which a small stool can be stored with a shelf and sitting on that the second module bookcase with also a storage area with door. The wood is that pine laminate now available at a box store. Nice to work with. Hope it holds up. Used a stain that looks blotchy but we wanted to match the look of the fireplace brick.

Learning how to use that router now. Also learning patience at dry fit and glue up. The top of the bookcase is 3/4 of an inch wider than the base. Meant making the door for the storage bin a challenge because it was not a perfect 90 degrees.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 01:29 AM

this looks real ‘period’

you did a great job
it all blends together well

old house that have settled
are a challenge for sure
almost nothing is square

i find that going with parallel
rather than plumb
is easier sometimes
and ‘fits in’ better
but you have to pick and chose each time

well done !

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 04:10 AM

Looks like a great use of space, it fits in with the kitchen very nicely. You did a great job on this one!

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