Storage for the home office

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Project by Jim posted 01-12-2008 09:01 PM 1372 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mary and I chose a very small home on a large lot so there’d be plenty of room for the shop. Storage in the house was lacking, so I built this cabinet/bookshelf to maximize the wall space.

Oak plywood, oak faceframes and laminate countertop. Plenty of drawers and room for the old stereo system and HP printer.

When I was buying the oak from the local hardwoods dealer, he told me about a new shipment of burl he just got in. Suggested I might be able to find a nice piece to cut-up for bookends. I found a nice piece, but couldn’t bring myself to cutting it up. So I simply put a flat edge on it, added a support in the back and gave it a nice finish.

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#1 posted 01-12-2008 09:03 PM

That is realy very nice home office.

-- Jiri

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#2 posted 01-12-2008 09:29 PM

Another nice one! Lots of storage for CD’s

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-13-2008 06:15 AM

Once again.. nice job. That burl sure is an eye-catcher.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 01-13-2008 07:59 AM

Beautiful work, well organized piece of furniture. Very nice symmetry. The burl is a good eye catcher and brings the view toward the shadow box. Good job Jim.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 01-13-2008 11:29 AM

Very good organizer. That burl caught my eye even before I read the write-up.

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#6 posted 01-13-2008 02:48 PM

woo hoo… I love storage!!! Excellent

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 01-13-2008 03:29 PM

Nice set up – the burl is great.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#8 posted 01-13-2008 09:21 PM

Very nice, love that burl.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 11-03-2008 04:31 AM

Jim: Really like the burl detail on top. The span is very long unsuported ?is it showing any signs of sagging.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#10 posted 12-14-2008 05:47 AM

That is a very nice job. May I ask where you got the cd holders? I have about 1400 cd’s right now…want to build a storage solution but cannot locate holders like that. I used to get them at radio shack…they no longer sell them.

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#11 posted 12-14-2008 05:52 AM

Great work nice project

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 12-14-2008 07:32 PM

The CD shelf is still flat – the oak face frame along the front provides the needed support to prevent sagging. I can’t recall at which store I finally found the CD holders…I DO remember visiting many with dimensions in hand until I found some that would fit…

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#13 posted 12-20-2008 07:07 AM

Maybe I’ll just build a chest of drawers with dividers….you know…pull out a huge drawer…full of cd’s with the titles facing up!!

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