Empty Space Cherry Bookcase

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Project by Norman1 posted 02-15-2014 08:22 PM 1117 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had the odd and wasted space in our sun room where part of our kitchen countertop had about a 16” overhang. It looked like a bar stool should be there but the door to the deck was just to the side and anyone sitting there would be sitting alone and in the way of the door. It really just looked odd so the Mrs. had an idea to build a cherry bookcase with the same style and design features of our kitchen cabinets and of course color matched.

The back of the bookcase is made of multiple thin 2 3/4” wide boards with a slight “V” groove the enhance the appearance of the individual boards. The kickplate, side, and top molding were made to match our kitchen and the long grooves in the corner frame are the same as the molding on the sides of our range. As you can see from the last photo the back isn’t visible with all of the book (a bit sad) but I’m still very happy with the piece and with finally having something sensible in that unused space. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and did during the building process. The bookcase is dyed with light golden oak and a slight hint of mahogany dye then 5 coats of spray lacquer.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 08:31 PM

Great job! I really like the design!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 12:24 AM

Good design and a very fine build.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 03:30 AM

Very Nice indeed Norman! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 05:29 PM

Great use of the space. It’s a great looking and well crafted book case. Like the design and finish, it matches the house. Beautiful work!

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 05:32 PM

It’s a nice piece and looks great in that spot.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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