Simple Bookcase

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Project by D11RDozer posted 156 days ago 826 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple bookcase I built to fit under the overhang at the end of our kitchen island. It is solid red oak. The shelves are let into the sides with sliding dovetails. The sub-top is half-blind dovetailed into the sides. The top is glued to the sub-top. The back is ship-lapped. It sits on top of a undercarriage with legs that lift the bottom skirt 1/8” off the floor to create a shadow line. The piece is stained to match the woodwork in the kitchen. I’m reasonably happy with the construction but I’m not a big fan of the finish (stain). This is a utility piece built at my wife’s request. She’s happy with it so all is good.

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#1 posted 156 days ago

I like your “bookmatched” panel as well as the rest of the project : )

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#2 posted 156 days ago

Beautiful bookcase.

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#3 posted 156 days ago


Thanks for sharing.


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#4 posted 153 days ago

Simple design but looks really well crafted and sturdy. Like the pretty grains on the back and the stain. Great job!

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