Bookcase for Relay For Life charity auction

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Project by Juriathe posted 12-11-2011 06:40 AM 1818 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My husband and I worked together on this nice bookcase. It measured 34.5×49.0 by the time we were done. The top shelf was 9 ” for dvds; the next lower two shelves were 10 ” each for books; the lowest shelf was 14 ” for albums and such. We painted the project plywood a glossy black and stained the wood trim. I had planned on clearcoating it but ran out of time, plus the Minwax stain already had a nice sheen to it. I left it up to the buyer to wax or clearcoat it if they desired. Temps were a chilly 24 degrees so turnout was slim; still, it raised 75$ for the cause. Several parts of the bookcase was scrap and reclaimed wood, so it was sort of a charity case itself. I’m proud of it ,though.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#1 posted 12-11-2011 10:11 AM

I love your use of the arches. I am just getting into bookshelf creation myself, so I might borrow the idea… A well done piece!

-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 03:30 AM

Very good build and cause

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 04:43 PM

Thanks, guys ! The plan called for matching arches along the bottom trim boards as well, but I thought it looked nicely balanced without them. I wanted to rout the trim with my ogee bit ,too, but again, I thought it might be too much. I think it’s charm was in it’s simplicity. I found the original plans in the “Best Weekend Projects ” edition of Family Handyman Magazine.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 04:52 PM

I love the side panels. It’s very stately.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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