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Smithsonian Corner Bookcase

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Project by Chris Davis posted 981 days ago 2135 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a bookcase that was designed to match the Smithsonian Murphy Bed and Two Desk project. It features a longer bookcase that is goes all the way in the corner and a smaller one that mounts to it.

It was completed in October 2011 and built using Maple wood. The finish was a dye stain/wiping oil stain combination.

Other pieces in this project:
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Pictures
Notice how one is wider then the other to use the corner space
The bookcases attached

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
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Napaman

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#1 posted 981 days ago

nice…

did you have any thought to making one cabinet door swing out from the outside corners?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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zlatanv

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#2 posted 981 days ago

Nice cabinet, but man that wall in pic 2 is out of plumb.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Chris Davis

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#3 posted 981 days ago

LOL Z. That was my fake cardboard wall hiding the bathroom doors. I say there was a slight slop to it.

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 981 days ago

Napaman, I did but I was after a double door look. The customer had a picture. I wish I would have, by shrinking the project to make everything fit, made the doors small. Larger doors would have been easier. I also couldn’t visualize the single door when open and if it would be okay in respect to access. What do you think?

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Napaman

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#5 posted 981 days ago

I still love it…but that was one of my first questions…with such a tight fit maybe one door would work…but the double doors give it that classic look…

Matt

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 981 days ago

You may be right on that. If I had to I could have put some 170 degree hinges on there to open wider.

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#7 posted 981 days ago

Really nice, love the color, so rich. Nice work.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Chris Davis

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#8 posted 981 days ago

Thanks, Don

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Chris Davis

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#9 posted 980 days ago

Just posted the last one in this series: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56325

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