Built in bookcase and cabinets

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Project by RichSoby posted 06-07-2011 09:00 PM 8266 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A set of built in book cases and cabinetry I did for a client
Knotty pine with vee groove backs, inset doors with mortise hinges
crown molding was added after the picture was taken

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 09:11 PM

I think these are really nice and clean looking and I love the style and finish. I’ll bet the client was very happy with your work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-07-2011 09:23 PM

doesnt look very knotty lol awesome shiza

-- M.K.

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#3 posted 06-07-2011 10:38 PM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 06-07-2011 11:36 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 06-07-2011 11:41 PM

Nice and clean cut. I like it.

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#6 posted 06-08-2011 05:47 AM

looks great man!!!!!

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#7 posted 06-08-2011 10:26 AM

Well done.,

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 06-08-2011 08:26 PM

Beautiful work!

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 05:54 PM

Look good.

I notice you didn’t go wall to wall in that nook. I am doing a built in now that has a similar nook and going wall to wall is a pain as both sides have to be scribed into the walls. I actually installed my face frame after the casing was in place so I could scribe the outside stiles—means each rail is sneak up fit which takes time—but then again, I am doing this for my own home and not making a living so my time is cheap.

-- Jerry

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 06:32 PM

Hi Jerry,
I think it may be the angle of the picture and the lighting. Both the upper and the lower do go wall to wall. I built the uppers in 3 sections, which is why you see the stiles go through the top rail. After centering them I scribed the end stiles to the wall and the chimney. The base I installed the box then leaving one stile loose I scribed the other to the wall, then scribed the other stile, attached it to the face frame and then to the box.
The counter was the real sob because I had to get it right at both ends. was a real bugger to fit, remove, take it outside cut bring it back in, test, repeat…..
This picture was taken before the crown molding was installed along the ceiling and the small molding applied to the top of the baseboard. Unfortunately I had a senior moment and didnt have my camera with me the day I put the moldings on and didnt get back to take another pic.

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 08:27 PM

Thanks for sharing this. It’s a great piece and similar to what I’ll be working on in my own living room. Love the clean lines and the finish. Great job!

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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