Tabletop bookshelf

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Project by Bob posted 05-09-2008 05:35 PM 3963 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project I ever built, as part of a woodworking class I took about eight years ago. It’s made from walnut and ash, with a wipe-on poly finish.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#1 posted 05-09-2008 05:43 PM

Pretty nice. I like to wood combination.

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2008 05:50 PM

Unique and useful, two of my favoriite qualities. Nice work, thanks for sharing.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 05-09-2008 06:01 PM


This is a nice project. The walnut and ash work well together and I like the pegged tenons.

Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 05-09-2008 06:05 PM

Thanks for the compliments. Once nice thing about this design is it can be shipped flat, so makes a good gift.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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Callum Kendall

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#5 posted 05-09-2008 06:07 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 05-09-2008 06:20 PM

Very nice work on the bookcase.

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#7 posted 05-09-2008 06:41 PM

Good job Bob.

This is a good project, as I have a few of these in my home but never stopped to think of making one.

-- Kirk H. --

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#8 posted 05-09-2008 08:36 PM

simply bee-yute-tee-full.

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#9 posted 05-10-2008 01:33 AM

Very nice Bob. It looks like this design allows for one adjustable side for a varying number of books. Is that right?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#10 posted 05-10-2008 01:43 AM

Yes, exactly. I’m not sure where my instructor got the design (I think it came from a magazine) but it’s very clever.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#11 posted 05-10-2008 04:18 AM

Very nice design, nice wood colors also. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 05-10-2008 05:14 AM

Really nice design and work. Great project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 05-10-2008 01:33 PM

great choose of woods. Nice job.

-- JJohn

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#14 posted 05-10-2008 02:59 PM

That would be at-home anywhere in the house or shop. Great build.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#15 posted 05-10-2008 04:49 PM

Nicely done – I like the width of it and the mixed woods. When I made mine it was too narrow so doesn’t support large books too well – yours looks like it will.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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