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Project by Mike_from_Buffalo posted 04-19-2013 03:24 PM 1157 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a book case at work. Looked through many catalogs of office furniture, didn’t see any that I liked. They all kind of had that dreary look to them (those that work in a cubicle might understand what I’m trying to say). I needed something that would fit on my desk and fit all the books that I like to keep handy. So I made my own out of some Cherry and 3/4” plywood. I do a lot of work with springs so I decided to pay homage to them with the carved spring dividers on the top shelf (one of the pics has a close up). The guys at work wondered why I’d make something so nice for work, I just reminded them of all the time spent at work, why wouldn’t I build it?

simple face frame, kreg pocket screws, couple coats of sprayed on shellac.

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 03:55 PM

Nice job

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 04:59 PM

great job, love the spring dividers

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 11:38 PM

Nice, very nice. The carved spring dividers are super, nice touch. Let your co-workers turn green with envy.

-- "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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#4 posted 04-22-2013 03:02 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 04:07 PM

Very nice and a good job. This is really attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 04:28 PM

Pretty and well made bookcase with a twist. Great design and choice of wood. Outstanding work!

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