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Project by Kumasan79 posted 545 days ago 1124 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some friends asked me to help make their living room complete with a set of custom bookcases.

The center design on the fireplace wall had been done by the original owner some 25 years ago and they wanted the new to blend with the old.

So knotty pine boards were selected, sanded, and stained.

The shelves are adjustable thanks to a Kreg shelf hole jig.

The cabinets were also made of solid pine except for the door centers which are sanded pine plywood.

The center portion was also sanded down and given a few fresh coats of finish.

Hidden speaker wires come up from the subfloor.





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 545 days ago

One word: WOW!

Very nice work, fine pictures too.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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kdc68

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#2 posted 545 days ago

Great transformation to that room. Excellent job !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 545 days ago

Very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 545 days ago

Very nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Chaplainpilot

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#5 posted 544 days ago

Wow!

This inspired me! I am looking to do a remodel of my living room and instead of the fire place I could put in a large screen TV on my bare wall .

-- Chaplainpilot

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docspencer

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#6 posted 544 days ago

Wow, indeed. This is amazing; beautiful I bet it was great fun.

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 544 days ago

Finishes the room off nicely! What an improvement…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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JRAP

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#8 posted 544 days ago

Looks great. I’m a sucker for bookcases (and of course, books), so this is especially appealing to me. Again, great job.

-- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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dnick

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#9 posted 544 days ago

Great job. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 544 days ago

Fantastic work! Like the center design which highlights the fireplace, great bookcase with additional storage. Perfect fit!

—www.sawblade.com

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