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    A simple bookcase?

    Hello all, I just finished my first project (a coffee table), while it's not perfect I think I'm hooked.

    I have needed a large bookcase for one of the spare rooms for a while but haven't found one that I like is is affordable.


    Does anyone know of plans to make a simple bookcase. Something about 6' tall with stationary shelves. If not, could I just use 1x12's for the frame and shelves?

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    This month's WOOD magazine has a design for a bookcase that can be built in three styles. I haven't picked the mag up yet, so I don't know how simple they may be.

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    Shawn, what do you consider "affordable" and do you have a style in mind?
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    Today out of nowhere, a coworker asks me if I want a piece of 3/4" birch plywood that was cluttering his garage. I did, so he brought it to me.

    I am going to try to make the bookcase out of that.

    Any suggestions?
    So mote it be.

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    Get some pictures of bookcases that suit your needs for size and style. Don't commit to the plywood just because you have it. You might want to consider a face frame for the case and some sort of solid edging for the shelves to not only cover the plywood edges but add some stiffening.
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    and dave will draw up the plans for you shawn and he can make up a cut list for it too he really is a great guy shawn
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    And Larry will take care of paying me for my time and he'll plane the lumber down for you and even apply the finish, too. Larry's a great guy, shawn.

    Sorry, Larry. I couldn't resist.
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    great come back dave
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    Wow guys, all I have to do is sit back and wait for one of you to deliver my new bookcase.
    So mote it be.

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    All you have to do is come up with a style and Larry will take it from there.
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