My first piece of furniture

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Project by Conrad posted 07-13-2013 04:56 AM 918 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey again! So this is my first attempt at building a piece of furniture, I read a lot of books and I decided that they needed an actual home, they’ve sat for years in a stack on top my dresser or wherever else I could find some empty space for them but now they have a nice new bookcase!

The top, sides, and shelves are all made of pine. The trim is poplar and was part of an old cabinet that was taken out of my dining room which was panted white, once I cleaned it off it turned out to be rather nice looking. The backer board believe it or not is 5mm underlayment for flooring that had a nice wood grain to it and makes a pretty good backdrop for the bookcase.

Dimensions are 24” high x 24” wide x 12” deep.

Let me know what you guys think.

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 06:07 AM

Looks really good!

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 08:47 AM

Nice job on your first piece! Well done look fwd to more.

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

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 10:19 AM

Very nice work! Looking forward to see your next project

-- John, Illinois,

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 10:32 AM

nice work so whats next

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#5 posted 07-13-2013 10:41 AM

Very nice bookcase, you did a great job…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 07-13-2013 11:26 AM

Congratulations, nice piece!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 07-13-2013 12:23 PM

very nice I like the contrasting colors keep up the good work

-- Punk in PA

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#8 posted 07-13-2013 12:24 PM

Very solid, nice work.

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

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#9 posted 07-16-2013 02:57 PM

Good looking and well made shelves! You made a great home for your books. Keep them coming!

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