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Project by TCCcabinetmaker posted 12-17-2011 09:13 AM 1642 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Book cases I did for a customer.

Maple with birch plywood, satin lacqer finish.

The design challenge in these is that they went in a loft accessible by a 2’ metal spiral staicase or by a ladder over a railing, approximately 16’ off the second floor. I did not like the way the corner turned out, and have other ways I could have done it, but this is pretty much what the customers wanted, and an L corner cabinet would have seriously been difficult to get into the room.

The shelves are all adjustable and there were more than I put in. There was a nasty smoke detector I had to put on the face of one of the cabinets, because it was linked to others, and well, couldn’t just be moved.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.





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#1 posted 12-17-2011 12:42 PM

That’s a nice job and very well done. The corner will look right once it’s laden with books/ornaments. Your customers must have been please with this.

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 07:33 PM

yes, I forget to say, the dimensions lol
I’ve gotta get the inline boring machine fixed though, that was alot of holes to drill on a drill press one at a time..

the short wall is 3’x12”x8’ The long wall is 8’x 12”x 8’

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#3 posted 12-17-2011 07:36 PM

Beautiful bookcase.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 04:30 AM

TCC: YOU ARE A GENIUS AND THE BEST CARPENTER !!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#5 posted 12-18-2011 05:32 AM

I’m not the best, far from it actually, I know too many guys who can run circles around me, but thankyou.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#6 posted 12-18-2011 06:26 AM

LIKE YOU, AT LEAST, THE BEST OF THE NIGHT ??? ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#7 posted 12-18-2011 07:35 AM

You should have insisted that the customer get a licenced electrician to move the smoke detector first.

In your case your customer will probably have books stacked in front of the detector restricting the natural flow of air, and or potential smoke, in the room should it catch fire. Get your customer to sign an affidavit where he assumes all responsibility for any fire damage in the future. Just my 2 cents worth.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#8 posted 12-18-2011 07:40 AM

Nice, looks like lots of stuff can go on them. I like the color.

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#9 posted 12-18-2011 08:23 AM

They are not stained, my lumber supplier, picked through what he calls 90% mineral content to bring me as close to white maple as you can get around these parts. There is really alot of burl in this wood that you can not see that well in any of the 20 some odd pictures I took of these. I know most production guys avoid burl, but I love it. It’ll take me a little longer to work, but I know how, so it won’t be that bad, and it really can make the difference in appearances.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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