Building a book shelf

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Building a book shelf

Post by K1200 GT » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:17 pm

I have over 100 car and motorcycle books....internet wasn't always around ya know. I was looking for a nice wood bookcase. But didnt like the prices at all for true wood bookshelves. So Home Depot here I come again. Good thing I get that 10% veteran discount. So I bought some nice pine wood and some stain, glue and screws left over from last project. So about $60 later.

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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by DatsunBucky » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:40 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by K1200 GT » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:16 pm

Thanks Bucky.
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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by dbrick » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:07 pm

Nicely done, and WAY nicer than paying the same or more for pressboard crap. Books are important.

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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by notoptoy » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:13 pm

I love a good bookshelf in the garage - though I am guilty of repurposing a press board piece of crap - it was free!
I'd like to have something nice, and self-made like this. You ought to see my work benches I built for the shop.
On second thought, no one should see those.........
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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by Roman » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:36 pm

Good solid wood furniture can last many generations. Good on you for not just going out and buying some crap.
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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by dbrick » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:17 pm

My woodworking bench is still at my parents house, 4x6 mortised frame and commercial solid core door for a top. I don't think it can leave without a chainsaw.

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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by K1200 GT » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:55 am

May have made it to nice. Now my girlfriend wants me to make her a 4 drawer dresser. i told her I didnt have anything to make the dove tails for the drawers. She bought it for now. But should find her a dresser before next next month...or else.
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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by DatsunBucky » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:53 pm

Good excuse to buy a dovetail jig... :wink:
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Re: Building a book shelf

Post by Roman » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:22 pm

30 bucks..........can't beat it for that price.

http://www.harborfreight.com/dovetail-m ... 34102.html

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I did these dovetails with one. The only downside is that you are limited to under 12 inch boards.

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