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Project by rjb37 posted 321 days ago 738 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this bookcase for my wife. I made it for her birthday (back in July) and she filled the shelves up less then 20 minutes after I brought it to her sewing room.
I used the plans in the September 2013 issue of Wood magazine as a guide to make my version. I used their measurements for the shelves and the center posts only. I changed and did the rest of the building of the bookcase my way.
I used 3/4” baltic birch plywood for the shelves, red oak for the caster base, and poplar for everything else. I put on 6-8 coats of a gel satin poly.

-- accidental woodworker





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 320 days ago

Now this is really cool, and Im sure really handy. Great job

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#2 posted 320 days ago

Great birthday gift for the boss. Well done.

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

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rjb37

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#3 posted 320 days ago

Hi Hoss
I did some research on these “Danner” revolving bookcases and they were very popular from after the Civil War until the turn of the century. He made them in a bewildering number of styles.

-- accidental woodworker

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#4 posted 320 days ago

Hi Ken,
she’s already hinting that this one is full and she’s may need another.

-- accidental woodworker

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#5 posted 319 days ago

Very nicely done—I’ve always like this design for a free standing book case.

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#6 posted 318 days ago

Very cool revolving bookcase! Great design, very convenient to get the needed books and great storage. Great work!

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rjb37

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#7 posted 318 days ago

Thanks for the compliments. I’m thinking that I would like to have a smaller one of these next to my desk. Maybe next summer.

-- accidental woodworker

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#8 posted 318 days ago

very nice work.

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#9 posted 318 days ago

Nice design. Thanks for sharing.

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