Every Long Bookcase

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Project by Chris Davis posted 06-28-2012 01:42 PM 2584 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an extra long bookcase was build in June 2012. It measured 146”. The first problem with that is it will not ship very easy. The second problem is it is not practicable to get 146” long material.

What I did was to build that in section and have it to seam together after the customer gets it. I was going to just make two bookcases and slide them together, but I didn’t like the thought of a doubled up vertical/side. What I did instead was to connect it with Festool Domino and pocket screws. This gave it more of a seemless look.

Building Pictures
Chris hand sanding
After the white lacuqer

My Notes
Here is my quick sketch, or chicken scratch

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 04:04 PM


She’s a big one!

Lots of squares to be squared up, but looks very square.

Nice job. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 04:07 PM

Hi Chris.

That’s not a long bookcase, it’s a tall one that fell over!

(ducking and grinning)

Nice job.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 05:50 PM

Very nice – What did you finish it with?

Thank you for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 07:11 PM

Good job, Dude!


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#5 posted 06-28-2012 07:46 PM

Paul, I have built one that tall before too.l

Scotty, I finished it with a white Lacquer.

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 07:48 PM

Looks good!


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#7 posted 06-28-2012 11:34 PM

That should hold the whole alphabet.. Nice.

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

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#8 posted 06-29-2012 04:05 AM

thats a biggun’...


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