Cube Style Bookcase

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Project by blackcherry posted 06-08-2012 12:47 AM 2149 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Jocks hope that the summer season is in full swing and everyone is enjoying the wonderful summer weather. Today post is filled with a few first for the shop, a new tool being a Festool Domino used extensively on this cube style bookcase, and then the use of Dye Stain to achieve this rich dark espresso color. This piece built with 4 and half sheets of cabinet grade plywood, each piece double laminated and face frame with inch and half x3/4 birch hardwood. The coolest thing about his build was that I built the entire unit on my work bench as shown in the photo, once completed I stood the unit up to stain and finish. The wrapping was for shipping to customer house since it was raining day of delivery. I forgot to get finish photo and then remember once I had the unit wrap. The customers were extremely pleased with the finial results and I was pleased with the new tool and another cool finish to use in future projects. Thanks for viewing…Wilson

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 01:26 AM

Cool tool and a cool project Wilson, with great results. That espresso is a gorgeous color. You obviously put a good number of clamps to use. By the way, I love the hanging tennis ball. We wouldn’t want you driving into that wonderful workbench.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 01:28 AM

Really cool design and love the finish. Gotta love the Festool Domino for challenging joint work

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 01:30 AM

Fabulous mate..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 01:46 AM

nice work Wilson. that thing at double thickness must weigh a TON

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 01:54 AM

Lenny thanks for the comments and the tennis ball is for my two darlings in my life who keep thing interesting from day to day.

HillbillyShooter the domino is quite the tool this project put it through it paces and it perform wonderfully.

Hey Mate thanks for viewing…

PurpLev Oh yea it weighs a Ton but that’s what the designer wanted,

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 01:56 AM

Very nifty design. Turned out beautifully.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 06-08-2012 02:05 AM

This is a cool design!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 06-08-2012 12:02 PM

Neat. Wonderful job. And beautiful finish.
Weight was what I first thought too. But it will stay put.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 06-08-2012 02:10 PM

Fantastic work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 06-08-2012 04:54 PM

It looks nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 06-17-2012 11:06 PM

I can see where the domino would be the best tool for that job.
Great work.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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