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I made this bookcase & cabinet for a room we’re turning into a library/sitting room. The cabinets and shelving are made up of 3/4” ply boxes. The backs of the shelves are 1×6 V-groove T&G pine roofers, stained and oil poly’ed. The cabined doors are maple frame and panel which I outsourced. I cut the maple drawer faces on the table saw. All the trim and face frames are also maple on full extension slides. The finish is latex/acrylic wall paint topped with waterborne poly. The turquoise over the red was sponged while still wet to simulate a distressed look. It’s 12 feet wide by 17 inches deep.

Thanks for looking

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#1 posted 801 days ago

Wow Clint, you really make some very nice stuff.

-- Pie

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#2 posted 801 days ago

Lovin the turquoise and red combo! Very retro looking with a modern flare. I’ve been wanting to do something similar to the color scheme you have here. God bless.

-- Brian M. Sharpe -

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#3 posted 801 days ago

Clint like your work, most of the time. Guess I’m too traditional for this one. LOL! Looks like a lot of effeort went into it. I’d like the shelving system( w/different finish) for my home office. Maybe I’ll get there?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 801 days ago

A fantastic place to store all those awesome woodworking books and magazines, and even some how to DVD’s. Very nicely done. I even like the color combos as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 801 days ago

That ahs a very nice look to it. Original and well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 801 days ago

very nice looking cabinet, i like the colors you choose , and from what i think it is, the crispy cream doughnut bag, nice touch there…maybe a reward for after all the hard work…..i try to work hard, and try to reward myself , well at least once a week..;)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 801 days ago

This is really colorful. Nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 801 days ago

Luv the Colors! I really like this rustic feel sorta stuff, makes a home feel cozy and warm and friendly.

Any plans on getting some handles on the doors and drawers?

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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Clint Searl

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#9 posted 801 days ago

Stay tuned, Ted. Since the project resides in NM and is in the Southwest style, it’s gonna get outfitted with fake deer antler pulls and some decorative Indian designs on the upper face frames. I’ll post a shot when that all comes together.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#10 posted 800 days ago

Very nice cabinet, plenty of space (hopefully) for all your woodworking books.

Great work

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#11 posted 798 days ago

WOW ..!!!

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Clint Searl

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#12 posted 703 days ago

Project update:
It’s finally complete with hardware and trim. The door and drawer hardware is faux antler with magnetic catches inside the doors. Pewter horned toad climbs down the shelf. The counter trim is studded with handmade nails.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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