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    Built in bookcase

    Christmas present for my sister in law. It's going to be a built in cabinet that sits underneath the bar at her house. Keeps the kids from whacking their heads on the corner of the countertop too. It's a challenge since I've moved, still haven't figured out where to put everything yet in the new garage.

    Finished the case and all the panel parts this weekend. Still have a few more doors to glue up, then finishing.
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    Great idea for finishing off and making some extra storage. Looking real good so far. Please take a picture of the installation too.
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    Sounds like a good use of the space. Might have to consider something like that for our bar area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Sounds like a good use of the space.
    x2 looking good so far.
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    That will hold a lot of books and look great once finished
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    Nice work Jeb. I'm taking notes! Some of those are on my list for this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    x2 looking good so far.
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    I've got a lot of miles on that thing, but it's starting to wear. A few months ago something happened, now it vibrates like crazy. I figure it's on its' last legs. I'll keep you posted on the bookcase. Hopefully I can get everything but the finish on before my hand surgery thursday. Install will be in december sometime though.

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    Here's the semi-finished product. Took a while with one hand, but I got a little help. Finished with wipe on box store stain and minwax wipe on poly. The top isn't really exposed, but it got stained anyway. Probalby a little bit will be visible under the cabinet.

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    Cabinet parts stained with the help of my wife.

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    Ready to install under the counter/bar. I have a stained piece of trim/baseboard that will be put in too.

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