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Project by woodgu posted 11-22-2010 05:20 AM 2881 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was built as 3 individual bookshelves. It can be separated again should the shelves need to be moved to another room or something. The largest challenges I faced were making the three units look like one and perform the miters. None of the molding was purchased off of the shelf. Everything was made in the shop.

-- Phil G





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lanwater

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 06:20 AM

It looks really good. Your crown molding came out really good.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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woodgu

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 06:38 AM

Thank you. I made this using Red Oak. The crown molding was made by running the wood diagonally across the table saw. It was my first time to attempt to do that after reading about it. I ran the wood across the table several time raising the blade about 1/8” each time.

-- Phil G

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RKW

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#3 posted 11-22-2010 04:02 PM

Very nice, i have been wanting to try makiing cove moulding using tablesaw but havnt actually needed to. It looks like it worked nicely for you.

-- RKWoods

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lanwater

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 08:11 AM

I experimented with cove cut but never used it in any project yet.
It looks like you are really good at it. you must have spent a lot of time sanding the molding.
Mainly hand sanding I suppose.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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woodgu

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 01:54 PM

Lanwater, there was some sanding involved. After the cove cut, I used a scraper to remove some of the diagonal machining marks. Then I sanded. I did this before installation. After I installed it, I did a finish sand again with 220.

-- Phil G

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woodgu

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 05:48 PM

This is a photo of the molding I made.

-- Phil G

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 03:14 AM

Looks very nice. I noticed you didn’t add a stiffener to the fronts of the shelves. I am curious how long your shelves are, if they are solid or ply, and if you are seeing any sagging. I might be making some soon.

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#8 posted 12-24-2011 04:08 AM

Wow, very nice!

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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