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Project by JoeyG posted 04-02-2012 07:49 PM 2055 views 4 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the bookcases I have been working on for the past couple of months. They are alder stained to match the 30 year old stained pine. The corner cab will have glass shelves and lighting, but we must wait for the electrician. While I know that technically makes this an unfinished product. My work on it is done. There were many challenges in this project, the main one was figuring out how to build big cabinets in a small shop.

My customer is thrilled, I am thrilled, and he is already talking about having other work done. Mission accomplished.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks





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Borgmc1

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 07:55 PM

I can see why the home owner is thrilled. Very nice build.

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SisQMark

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 07:57 PM

One word, Awesome!! Super job. You have definitely done this before haven’t you? Hey, great job Joey. It’s always nice when a plan comes together isn’t it?
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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JoeyG

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#3 posted 04-02-2012 08:03 PM

Thanks Borgmc1.

Yes Mark, I have done this a few times before. I ran a custom cabinet shop in Richmond VA for about 12 years. These are my first cabinets out of my own shop. It was a giant confidence builder for me. I knew I could build them but with my small shop and the tools I have? Now I know the answer to that one. Bring on the next job. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#4 posted 04-02-2012 08:08 PM

Looks finished to me… electrician and glazier not withstanding… and looks good…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Roger

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#5 posted 04-02-2012 08:32 PM

came out beautifully. super nice. when the lights and glass are installed, will be complete

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

#6 posted 04-02-2012 08:37 PM

They look great well done.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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#7 posted 04-02-2012 09:02 PM

Continued success JoeyG, well done my friend.

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#8 posted 04-02-2012 09:26 PM

That is some impressive work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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lew

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#9 posted 04-02-2012 10:18 PM

NICE!!

That crown molding looks like it must have been difficult!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 04-02-2012 10:20 PM

These are beautiful – looks like a TON of work…...you should be very proud…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 04-02-2012 10:34 PM

Yea Joey. What a fine job.
A good confidence builder. I am impressed. Here’s to more.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 04-02-2012 10:40 PM

Super! Good luck with more to come. Word of mouth could get you lots more as these look just great.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 04-02-2012 11:01 PM

Absolutely Beautiful, Joey!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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wild bill franklin

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#14 posted 04-02-2012 11:13 PM

super great joey !! They are beautiful . I’m in the same boat, with not enough room to do a big project but will be adding on to my shop in the near future . willie

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 04-02-2012 11:19 PM

Big project! Very beautiful. You deserve all the accolades you receive on this.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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