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Thread: Built in bookcase

  1. #1
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    Mar 2010
    Decatur, Alabama

    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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    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Very Nice
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    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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  4. #4
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Sounds like a good use of the space. Might have to consider something like that for our bar area.

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  5. #5
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    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    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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  6. #6
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    Feb 2007
    That will hold a lot of books and look great once finished
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  7. #7
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    Oct 2007
    Nova Scotia, 45N 64W
    Nice work Jeb. I'm taking notes! Some of those are on my list for this winter.

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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    x2 looking good so far.
    Me three.

    Jeb, I've got the same little Ryobi sander, and despite Ryobi's reputation for lower-end tools, I love mine. I've used it a lot, and used it for long periods of time, and it just keeps on going. I'm definitely getting good bang for my buck with that tool.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Decatur, Alabama
    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.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Decatur, Alabama
    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.

    Attachment 51744Attachment 51745

    Cabinet parts stained with the help of my wife.

    Attachment 51746Attachment 51747

    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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