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Built in Bookshelves and windowseat

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Made this set of built in bookshelves for my home office. Plywood with poplar faceframes and cherry for the window seat top. Built four identical bookshelf carcasses and made sure to drill all the shelf pin holes so that the shelves would all line up neatly. Ended up inverting the two sets of shelves on the right during assembly, but didn’t notice I’d put them together upside down until the cases had been installed. Oops. Ended up filling and redrillng all the shelf pin holes on the right-side cases. Window seat top is made of cherry and finished with Tried and True oil/varnish mix. It lifts up to a storage compartment with a false bottom.

-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA





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crashn

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#1 posted 504 days ago

very nice indeede!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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JSB

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#2 posted 504 days ago

I love window seats like these. Sure added value to your home! Good job.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 504 days ago

Great addition to the room, looks real good.

-- "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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BuzzBate

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#4 posted 504 days ago

The entire build looks nice, but I particularly like the cherry contrast against the white.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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