Knowledge Is Power, bookcase.

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Project by Eric posted 10-23-2012 10:38 PM 2718 views 43 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ran across this idea on the Internet. Not my original idea. My wife saw this and came up with the saying. This is Phase 1 of our library. Phase 2 and maybe 3 to come. Each letter is made out of 3/4” birch plywood, not the 13 ply, but a cheaper grade bought at a big box store. The front of each letter is trimmed with 1/2” Baltic birch plywood. The whole bookcase, 16 individual letters, once screwed together and attached to the wall, is trimmed out with 2x construction lumber that was run through the planner. The overall dimensions: 83” H x 83” W x 12” D.

-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 10:54 PM

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 11:14 PM

now that is awesome

-- Joel

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 11:20 PM

^ “awesome” is a lesser word in my book. This is epic.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 11:20 PM

I’ll definately be copying this idea.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 11:36 PM

looks awesome!

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#6 posted 10-24-2012 12:43 AM

It’s interesting that you would highlight the word “is”. It adds a nice relief and emphasis.
Re-arrange the cubes to say “DOPE + WORK WINS GLEE”, if you like that sort of thing.
A very smart and smart looking project indeed.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 10-24-2012 01:48 AM

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 10-24-2012 04:59 AM


-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 11:08 AM

Very fine job! Well done. The spin-off potential is endless.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#11 posted 10-24-2012 01:11 PM

I love it.
Great job.

-- Steve--



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#12 posted 10-24-2012 03:13 PM

Unique Idea. It would have been a GREAT DESIGN, if the layout was made symmetrical, like in a Crossword Puzzle.


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#13 posted 10-24-2012 03:42 PM

I like it! Home library with style.

-- Ethan, Taiwan,

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#14 posted 10-24-2012 06:25 PM

way cool ….. my duaghter love it :-)
had to promisse one next time we rebuild her room
and it wont be long ….. she is going to be a teenager


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#15 posted 10-24-2012 07:09 PM

Now this is hip. I’m gong to have to build one for myself.

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