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Project by Kali2024 posted 09-24-2012 10:55 PM 1658 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new bookcases, ignore the opening casing still working on that. Took me three months to build these and learned a lot- the biggest lessons are:
1. Houses are REEAAALLY crooked
2. Do not use oak plywood unless you want the oak texture
3. Hold on to wood when using router table (lets just say things went flying and i nearly lost a finger or two
4. Things are never as easy as expected.
Next project is the coffered ceilings. Thanks everyone for the paint tips-ended up using oil based primer with Sherwin williams pro classics acrylic latex enamel = no sticking!! :D

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 11:06 PM

I relate to the crooked house lesson. Our condo is so crooked in places I can’t even get the light switch covers to lay flat. The bookcases are really beautiful…. and I especially like the ‘asymmetry’ of it. And the white is ‘knock out’ with the wall colors.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 11:30 PM

Nicely done…you did the wainscot yourself ?

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 12:08 AM

Hello and thanks. Yup wainscot, crown and base done by little ‘ol me. : D

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 12:26 AM


-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 12:45 AM

Really nice work. Looks great.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 03:23 AM

Very nice job. It looks great

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 09-25-2012 05:01 PM

Wow! You do great work!

Please blog your progress on the coffered ceiling. I need to do that and don’t know how.

(When I did my trim around the house, I concluded that the whole world was crooked and the house was straight.)

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 09-25-2012 08:18 PM

You did a real nice job on that project.

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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