|Project by Allen||posted 04-06-2007 02:58 PM||1196 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Since moving out on my own I had always missed the built in bookcases of my parents’ house. I love books and over the years I had been forced to get rid of a lot that I would have kept if I had the room. When my wife and I bought our home a few years ago I looked at this lovely big blank wall of our living room and knew what I wanted to do.
The cases were built in sections, installed and the face frame styles and top and bottom mouldings attached once the cases were shimmed level and fastened down. Nothing overly ornate or involved, just pretty simple cases with dados and fixed shelves, but enough room that I shouldn’t have to dispose of books for a long time to come.
The whole thing is poplar, finish is Minwax Woodsheen wipe-on stain/topcoat “Plantation Walnut” chosen because the color on the poplar was a nearly exact match for the paneling in the room.
Apologize for the picture quality. The room is dark to begin with and I don’t have a professional photo setup.
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