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Project by Konquest posted 1003 days ago 2459 views 34 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little bit of a tweak of a bookcase that my mother found in the Crate and Barrell catalog. She liked the look of a bookcase/room divider she saw but wanted a custom size with thinner shelves. Basically this project amounted to a LOT of edging walnut veneered plywood with solid walnut (double the usual amount since it needs to look the same from both sides in case it’s used as a room divider). I wrapped the plywood pieces with 3/4” thick walnut and used a combination of carefully hidden screws and biscuits to hold this thing together. 4 coats of wipe on poly and it is ready for it’s new home. Pretty basic, but it looks cool. It actually doesn’t look bad in my rec room where I took these photos…maybe I need to build one for myself?!?

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.





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OutPutter

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#1 posted 1003 days ago

Walnut never looked bad to me, ever, no matter where you put it. LOL.

Nice execution and great result. Mom’s pretty lucky if you ask me.

Best,

-- Jim

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1003 days ago

Well done, it looks great. I like the offset on the shelves realyl adds interest. Lets here more about how you built this. There a a couple of ways to attack the shelves was wondering on how you did this. Great finish and your right it does look good in the game room.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 1003 days ago

That is sweet. you can put short and tall things in it that way. Thanks for sharing. I’m making it a favorite!!........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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zindel

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#4 posted 1003 days ago

Looks great! where did you get walnut veneered plywood? The only place i seem to be able to get some of that is ordering it online. and that is kind of a pain and the ups guy always seems to hate me for that lol

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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Konquest

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#5 posted 1002 days ago

@ken90712: Biscuits, glue and screws. All the shelves, partitions, and case sides were pre-finished and masked off to prevent squeeze-out, so after glueup, the inside was completetly finished. Then I put on the face frames and finished the outside of the case.

@zindel: I have the luxury of living very close to an excellent lumber dealer: www.kmhardwoods.com

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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Napaman

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#6 posted 1002 days ago

i really like this design too…nice execution…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1002 days ago

Very cool design ,well done.

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NaFianna

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#8 posted 1002 days ago

I really like this, its given me an idea.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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NormG

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#9 posted 1002 days ago

Wonderful shelving unit

-- Norman

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