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This is a sturdy but simple book case but very nice look. Here is the video .
Still needs kick at the bottom and plugs at the top for pocket holes and a back.
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simple and elegant...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Nice. Holds books, looks good, fun to make. What else could someone want?

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Nice job Gary

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Nice bookshelf, Gary. What stain did you use?

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Interesting. I had used a couple of the stair treads for the bracing on the clamp cart drilling holes and suing dowels for ladder type of contraption. I had thought they could be used for projects like this. Looks like a good starter project for someone without many tools. Interestingly enough the followup video for me was a
one for a bookshelf as well which I had built maybe 30 years ago after getting his book that had the plans. Even did an entertainment center based on the same carcass design which we still use today although it was built with a cubby for a 27" TV and now have a 46" flat screen sitting on top instead. Time to redesign that and make it current. No need for the VHS tape storage, cassettes and such but still need want the adjustable shelves for the stereo equipment including the turntable. I have a rather extensive collection of vinyl of both early rock and classical that will never get stored away while I'm still breathing. The height however could be reduced so I'm not looking so high at the TV......or I could simply wall hang the TV.

Looks like a nice solid bookcase Gary.
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I like the video, but 10 stitches in the belly for slipping with the chisel and minor surgery for re attaching the forefinger and thumb on the front of the circular saw. I hate stupid when shown in videos.

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Nice bookcase.

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Nice functional bookcase that will hold lots of books.

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Paul not a stain it's Infinity interior latex wall paint Dark brown. Definitely sturdier than cheap press wood furniture for about same price. I put the plugs in the pocket holes
painted the kick for the bottom. Added a reinforcing board for under top shelf. Need to sand plugs and touch up . Install the back. Screwed up cut the back to wrong size . I knew the shelf length was 37.5 inches. I forgot to add 2 inches for the the side pieces. I'm going to build some shelves for my wife and I will make the shelf width 36
and the handy panels width will add 1.5 inches .
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