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Project by LJ_smoke posted 08-07-2012 02:35 AM 1903 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father and I built this bookcase based on plans from the New Yankee Workshop. It was my first experience making a piece of furniture. Oak plywood carcass and solid oak face frame and trim. I opted to make the shelves fixed rather than adjustable. Finished with Minwax Early American stain and polyurethane. The shelves are loaded full with books without any deflection.

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 08:57 AM

Great looking bookcase. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 12:29 PM

Looks awesome! Good job

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 12:58 PM

Very Nice, looks similar to a pantry I just finished. Love the trim!

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 01:14 PM

Very nice job!

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 02:26 PM

Nice job and welcome to LJs! That look very similar to one I built for my son save the molding.


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#6 posted 08-07-2012 03:01 PM

Well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 08:18 PM

Very nice!

-- Chris in Maine -

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#8 posted 08-08-2012 01:33 AM

Very nice job! Well built and finished. You both should be proud.

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.

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#9 posted 08-08-2012 02:49 PM

i love the design. I hate seeing a bookshelf sag due to poor design, I’m glad to hear yours don’t. nice work!

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#10 posted 08-10-2012 12:28 PM

Beautiful bookcase.

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