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Challenge 04 Bookcase

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Project by Zipsss posted 04-18-2008 10:41 PM 1313 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bookcase I build for each of my kids when they went to college. The first one about 10 years ago. The purpose was to have something that will be flexible in space, easy to move from place to place and sturdy enough to hold books, stereo or a TV, and to last a few years. The supports are made of 3/4” white oak from left over wood floors. The frames are a basic stile and rail construction using pocket holes . This one is 48” high and there are 4 panels joined to each other with hinges. When not needed, the shelves slide out and it folds into a flat screen. It looks like a “Japaneses Shoji screen”, but with empty spaces in between where the shelves, made of plywood with solid edges, go across the stiles. The first one I build was tenon and mortise and was 7 feet high. I did not made a plan, may be a drawing, but is long gone.

-- Zipsss





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GaryK

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 10:46 PM

Pretty nice.

Good luck.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Toolz

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 11:11 PM

I like the collapsibility of this. Pretty neat/

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-19-2008 03:28 AM

Hi Zipsss,

This is a very interesting design that you have come up with. I find this one interesting.

Good luck in the contest.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 04-19-2008 04:34 AM

Hi Zipsss,

Great idea!

Lee

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Karson

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#5 posted 04-19-2008 04:35 AM

Great Ze’ev

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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CoreyLiepelt

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#6 posted 04-19-2008 02:22 PM

Zipsss, if I’m not mistaken, you need to enter the bookcase as a blog post, not a project. Please check the contest rules. I’d hate for your bookcase not to be entered due to a technicality.

-- Dublin, OH

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 04-19-2008 02:36 PM

cool..
I like the angled supports.

(and yes, the entries need to be in a blog.) Deadline is the 20th

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 04-21-2008 02:12 AM

Zipsss,

This is a nice bookcase.

Good luck in the contest.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Al Navas

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#9 posted 04-21-2008 02:16 AM

Nice!

CHANGE YOUR TAG TO READ CORRECTLY, OR IT WON’T BE ENTERED!!!

The proper tag is “challenge04” one word, no spaces. Don’t miss out!!!!!!!!!

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