Painted Book Case

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Project by smboudreaux posted 1097 days ago 756 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked me to build her a bookcase for here classroom. She was tired of the cheapo’s from the box stores shelves sagging when looked down with books. I told her i could fix that. The case stand 76” tall and 31” wide. The box and shelves are made from 3/4 oak ply. All she wanted was a plan ole book case. I saw this as an opportunity to practice making panels the i wrapped the face and sides in poplar i had laying around the shop. I didn’t have enough to make raised panels so i opted to use some 1/4 birch. She wanted it painted so once again i got to attempt a first for me. Spray painting with a gravity feed setup. I had already sanded every thing down to 220 during construction so i sprayed a coat of white kiltz. I then applied 2 coats of black painted, sanding between each coat. The finish is decent but after all this was basically a learning experience. The wife is happy so all is good

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#1 posted 1097 days ago

Nice sure she will get alot of use from it!

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

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#2 posted 1097 days ago

Nice bookcase.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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