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Book Shelf for a family friend

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Project by TexasNick posted 08-23-2011 07:45 PM 953 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Book Shelf a few years ago for a family friend. She had just moved into a Victorian home and I wanted it to have an “Old Look” to it. It matched the wood work in the house very well.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.





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ChrisN

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 08:05 PM

This came out really nice!!! I like the hidden drawers.

Thanks for sharing!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#2 posted 08-23-2011 08:13 PM

Beautiful. Really nice design.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 09:12 PM

Thanks for the kind words. It was a fun project.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 09:12 PM

Looks Similar to mine!!! love the graining on yours !!

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/40581

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 09:16 PM

DaddyZ, it does look sorta like yours. I built mine out of Red Oak and used a Golden Oak Stain with 3 coats of Deft – Satin wood finish.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 09:17 PM

Mine out of recycled Pine crates with a walnut staining

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 04:21 PM

That’s a good looking piece. I think the design is pretty slick, I like the drawers behind the doors in the lower section. It kinda looks like what is on my plate today. I’m working on a 100 year old house and your unit is a lot like what the owner envisions at the end of an old claw foot bathtub. I don’t have to the build drawers, but the rest will be pretty much the same.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 08:14 PM

devann, the drawers are made out of 1/2” RO plywood. The doors cover up the plywoon edges. Even though they well sanded and the edges are rounded over, they are still PW. It looks like you don’t live too far from me (by Texas standards). I live just south of Dallas.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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