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Project by ChipOffTheOldBlock posted 11-01-2013 02:37 AM 694 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really wanted a large set of bookshelves for my home office. I used a Kreg design for inspiration but deviated from the instructions in terms of dimensions and assembly. The unit is 6’ tall and about 3’ wide.

There are currently 4 shelves on the unit, 2 of which are adjustable. I also have another shelf I will add to the unit to add capacity, but I have to drill some more shelf pins at some point to spread them evenly.

This is my first larger project and I’m proud of the adjustable shelving system and overall sturdiness. I used 3/4” cabinet grade plywood, pocket hold joinery, and a Kona-like paint for the finish.

-- "Excellence is a thousand things done just a little bit better"





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Beorn

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 10:44 AM

One of my first woodworking projects was very similar to this one. I like the clean modern look and the coffee flavored finish looks good. Nice book collection as well, keep up the good work.

-- Try to learn something about everything and everything about something - Thomas Huxley

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#2 posted 11-01-2013 04:32 PM

Thanks, Beorn!

-- "Excellence is a thousand things done just a little bit better"

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 08:52 PM

Sleek and neat bookshelves! Like the design, looks really sturdy and the dark finish. Great job!

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 12:55 AM

did you put a face frame on it, or use edge banding? also, did you put any type of top coat (finish) over this?

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 03:33 AM

Fishinbo – thanks for the complement! I originally wanted to stain instead of paint, but I was pleasantly surprised w/ how well the paint worked.

MrNorwood – I did a combination of both. The face frame is 1×3 pine. I used the same lumber to edge band the top. I really needed some solid layout work to make sure the banding on the shelves sat flush and was aligned with the shelf. I did not use a finish but I plan to do so when I install additional shelf pegs and a shelf for more capacity. I’m thinking I should use a water based varnish.

-- "Excellence is a thousand things done just a little bit better"

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