Walnut Office Credenza Bookcase

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Project by wunderaa posted 413 days ago 1192 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed the office credenza a couple of months ago, then started on the bookcase section. The build is a fairly simple walnut plywood box with a walnut face frame. I incorporated some small lights in each section to highlight pictures and used glass shelves to lighten the look somewhat. This was my first attempt at custom cove molding and overall I’m very pleased with how the entire unit turned out.

I have sketchup files available if anyone is interested. PM me and I will send them out.

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Francois Vigneron

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#1 posted 413 days ago

Nice bookcase. I love walnut. The lights are a nice addition.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#2 posted 413 days ago

Walnut is probably my favorite wood to work with. This turned out awesome & goes great with the credenza & the figured door panels.

Did you use the table saw method to create the cove molding?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#3 posted 413 days ago

Wow….very nice build….the credenza and the bookcase combined make an awesome piece of furniture, beautifully made and the down lights just ad to it even more….Great job.

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

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#4 posted 413 days ago

@rtbrmb – yes, I used the ts method for the cove molding. I set the blade at a 45-degree angle to create an off-set shape.

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#5 posted 413 days ago

nice piece. Id like to see a more detailed picture of the shelve more specificaly how you mated the walnut face frame to the glass shelves or did you build a skeleton that holds the glass in place? Also Id love a copy of your sketchup file on that bookcase and the credenza.



-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#6 posted 413 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 413 days ago

Great looking build, nice work.

-- "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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#8 posted 412 days ago

Very very nice indeed. I especially love the door panels. nice touch.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#9 posted 412 days ago

@ScottKaye, the face frame actually sits on top of the shelves, not flush (shelves are not part of the face frame at all). It may be a little difficult to see there, but the shelves are framed on all 4 sides and slide into a dado on the sides. The glass then sits flush into its own dado. I’ll send over the files, so hopefully that makes more sense. PM me your email and I’ll get them over!

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#10 posted 409 days ago

ok, I see how you did it.. Those sketchup drawings sure make it easy to see. Thanks.. and my email is pm’ed to you

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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