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Project by BacktotheWood posted 1021 days ago 1350 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project took up two entire walls and an angled corner. I couldn’t build it in place because it was for a home office that was being used on a daily basis so I built it in sections then installed it. It has six bookcase sections and three base cabinets. My son helped me install it and paint it and was surprised that it fit without any modifications.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.





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Gary

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#1 posted 1021 days ago

Beautiful work. Bet that customer was quite satisfied

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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KYJeepGuy

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#2 posted 1021 days ago

I’ve made similar shelves, it’s so rewarding to feel them lock into place and then watch the smiles on the customers’ faces. Nice job, I’ve got a similar set coming up myself and am looking forward to it. Except for the painting, of course.

-- If I'm not in the shop, I'm someplace else. Joel, Lumberjock #30,000

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 1021 days ago

Now THAT’S a bookcase :)

I know what you mean KYJG. I helped a buddy of mine build a base into the floor for his (now my) kitchen island. When we set it down I swear it sounded like it was sucking the island down in to place. We just stood there and laughed about it for a minute before bolting it down.

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jerkylips

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#4 posted 1021 days ago

Looks nice, but I have to admit that my first thought was, “does this person realize they could get all of those books on an ipad or kindle?” It’s funny how times change..

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1021 days ago

Man that is one big project! Looks perfect. One to be proud of no doubt.

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

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BacktotheWood

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#6 posted 1021 days ago

Thanks all for the positive comments and jerkylips – I know what you mean. I get all of my books now on Kindle, but I have to admit that I like to look at my bookcase (not this one) and see all of the books that I’ve read.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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workerinwood

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#7 posted 1020 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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