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    Twin Bookcases

    Okay...I am just about done with the assembly and will get started tomorrow on the sanding. I made them a little extra sturdy, because one of my daughters has a tendency to be very hard on furniture.

    Construction is of 3/4 oak ply, with pine 1' stock. The units measure 70 5/8 tall and 38 in width. 2 Large shelves at the bottom for the kids textbooks and smaller shelves to the top. The original design called for the units to be connected, but the wife changed her mind at the last minute.

    Also, since the units are so tall, I have hidden brackets attached in the back to secure to the wall. When I get the finish on them I will post again.
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    Good idea to anchor them to the wall Dom. Sturdy looking project you have made. How do you plan to finish them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Jones View Post
    Good idea to anchor them to the wall Dom. Sturdy looking project you have made. How do you plan to finish them?
    Stain and Urethane.....I have to get a hard finish on them, since the trim is SPF. Also, like I said, I can see my 12 year old doing chin-ups from one of the shelves!

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    Well done!
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    nice touch on the curve top and bottom rails on the sides as well as the frt.. adds to overall look alot.. nice job
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    thanks everyone. Time to get sanding

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    very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    nice touch on the curve top and bottom rails on the sides as well as the frt.. adds to overall look alot.. nice job
    I agree with Larry. It adds some interest to what could be an otherwise plain-looking project. Very nicely done, Dom.
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    Nice pieces Dom.
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    Thanks guys. I got a lot of sanding to do. and then the new sprayers should arrive and I can get started. This is the first project I have done in quite a while, so I figured I would start with something basic and then work my way up!

    These are the plans that I found on Sketchup, I had to modify a little to make 2 identical units instead of just 2 pieces that would be joined together.

    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...&prevstart=168

    Also, if anyone wants to use these....the cutlist that was on the plans is right on the money.
    Last edited by Dom DiCara; 07-30-2010 at 02:44 PM.

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