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Project by DanW posted 06-29-2011 02:41 PM 1420 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I added anything to my projects. I just couldn’t get myself to go to my shop as I quit smoking and my shop was where I smoked when I was at home (especially in winter). But as I’ve got the windows and doors open, it’s not to bad. Anyway, I started again (woodworking not smoking) and created the built-in that I’ve shown for our bedroom and I started on a vanity for our bathroom.
Glad to be woodworking again!.
Dan

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)





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Jack Barnhill

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#1 posted 06-29-2011 02:54 PM

Congratulations on quitting (smoking).

Great bookcase! My son would love to have something like this in his room. Thanks for sharing.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 06-29-2011 03:20 PM

This look great! I like the idea of adjustable shelves – when you get stuff up on the shelves you will find out how nice being able to move them will be! :-)

Great job

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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lashing

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#3 posted 06-29-2011 04:02 PM

Cool. I love build ins. Looks like you took out some studs?

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DanW

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#4 posted 06-29-2011 04:25 PM

Actually, I didn’t, at least not like you might think. It all started when my wife bought a new refrigerator. I asked her “Are you sure that will fit?” and you know what her answer was! lol Anyway, I ended up cutting a hole in the bedroom wall, so that I could shove about a foot of it in. That’s what gave me the room to add the built-in shelves. My wife seems to get me into trouble (work) all the time lol.
Dan

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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blackivory69

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 02:47 AM

Nice book shelves. Thanks for posting because I’m about to build one. Could you please tell me the materials that you used. I’m guessing the white is melamine? 3/4” or 1/2”? Is the trim cherry or mahogany? Thanks.

-- blackivory69

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DanW

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#6 posted 06-30-2011 08:56 PM

I used cab grade 3/4” ply with cherry for the face frame and shelve fronts. My wife did the painting (I think she did an excellent job too but, I’m partial). I created a jig years ago for my router & a collet to do the shelf pins. I also used a Kreg jig to put the carcass together with. Tip! clamp the fronts on the shelves & pre-drill the screw holes in the cherry. I split several fronts even though I used the fine thread Kreg screws.
Dan

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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