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Project by ChrisJ posted 10-26-2011 05:41 AM 1442 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest project and in doing it, I got to build on some skills learned by doing my standing desk. After spending a little while working on some plans for a barrister bookcase and it never looking quite right, I decided to give up and use some plans from Wood magazine. At the time, I thought I was settling, but it grew on me as I built it and now I’m glad I went with it. It’s just birch ply and poplar trim. Pretty much all you can get for a reasonable price where I am without driving a couple of hours. Joinery is pocket holes (pretty much as easy as you can get though on my next project I’m going to try something with a higher skill level) with shopmade plugs.

The first couple of pictures show the case in my garage and some detail of the trim along the top. The third picture is the bookcase in my office and the fourth picture shows the case next to the desk. The last picture shows a coat rack that I threw together from some of the scraps. I can’t figure out why some of the pictures are sideways…sorry about that. Just turn the monitor on it’s side when those come up.

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 06:24 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 06:59 AM

Pretty good looking for poplar. Nice job.

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 03:47 PM

Got my attention! Probably took the original picture with camera rotated. Software for cameras has rotate button, but also as my wife has instructed me. It has to be saved again. LOL. Did you build the work table?

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#4 posted 10-27-2011 02:00 AM

Yes, Doc, I built the desk over the summer after reading a lot about the benefits of a standing desk. So far it’s worked out well. I still get to sit some but I feel better after coming home from work having stood most of the day than I did when I was sitting all day.

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