Bookcase under the stairs

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Project by Jerry posted 09-30-2012 11:00 AM 4015 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bookcase we put in underneath our stairs to take advantage of the space.

It stands out a little instead of flush to the wall because on the right side of the bookcase is a half bath so I had to work around the plumbing that was under the staircase on that side…

-- Jerry, Plano, Tx

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#1 posted 09-30-2012 12:24 PM

Great idea. I should probably do that too. Looks well.

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 12:39 PM

Great use of space

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#3 posted 09-30-2012 12:40 PM

Beautifull bookcase,very effective use of space.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-30-2012 12:41 PM

Very nice use of the wall space. Looks very good, especially the 57 Chevy theme. Thanks for showing.

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#5 posted 09-30-2012 12:53 PM

thanks to everyone for the nice comments…I love woodworking, what can I say :)

-- Jerry, Plano, Tx

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#6 posted 09-30-2012 01:46 PM

Very nice!! Great use of the space, that is what I love about wood working you can make things to fit a specific area.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 09-30-2012 02:02 PM

Wow. As Workerinwood said its a great use of space/fit specific areas. I’ve seen under stairs storage and drawers. However, these are really cool, look fantastic and really serve a purpose. Nice job.

-- DonB

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#8 posted 09-30-2012 02:36 PM

Find the pipes after you cut all the sheetrock out? Then adapt the bookcase to work? Always some surprise inside a wall.
Very nice work!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#9 posted 10-01-2012 01:59 AM

Great job, thanks for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 10-01-2012 02:08 AM

a real pro job jerry

looks perfect there

well done

welcome to LJ’s

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#11 posted 10-01-2012 11:08 AM

Really nice, and gr8 use of space.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 10-01-2012 12:19 PM

built in bookcases are like instant character for your house. very nice.

-- 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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#13 posted 10-01-2012 07:41 PM

In my parents’ house growing up, we always had the problem of too many books and not enough shelves. Too bad all our staircases were enclosed with walls, or my dad could have built something like this!

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#14 posted 10-01-2012 10:58 PM

thanks to everyone for the gr8 posts on liking my work…all I can say is THANKS :)

-- Jerry, Plano, Tx

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