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post #1 of 8 Old 06-11-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Dorm room bookcase /Monitor stand

Chaincarver Steve encourged me to post some of my projects and made some very convincing points. I'll post some of my stuff over next few weeks

Anyway here is a present I made for my step son. I picked him up at university and could not fit a crappy bookcase in the car so I had to toss in the dumpster - This is the replacement (designed to hold a tv on top and Blue-ray in it - I cut the cable hole after these pics)
the drawer is secret - designed to hide what ever the heck college kids need to hide in their room. I like to add hidden things to my work when i can. the flutes are painted but the bottom strip is inlayed ebony

He has it in his new residence room now - RJA are his intials

Just an aside i found some old pine at the back of a pile at home depot (it was in pretty bad shape) and made some guy a offer on it (cheap!) - he accepted - I thought with roughtly 2 x 3 times the board feet I needed - Bows, twists, checks could all be cut out and I could manage. Well it turned out to be a heck of a lot of extra work and probably not worth the few bucks I saved (maybe a more expensive wood but not pine!.) I have no jointer (can edge joint on my Router table) anyway you get the idea of what I was up against!
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That came out real nice...looks great. Pretty fancy for a college dorm. Inlay looks good. BTW, the secret compartment isn't a secret anymore.

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looks real good. I bet he's proud of it.
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That's nicely done. Love the design.

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You have done a fine job.

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I ALMOST didn't look......dorm room furniture.....NNNAAAAHHH...MMMM...mmmmayyybbbeeee. ....oh WOW glad I did. Thanks Chaincarver for encouraging him.

Looks Great.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-12-2012, 11:27 AM
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Yay, I'm glad you decided to post some more of your work. I'm surprised that you thought your work might not be 'high enough caliber' to post. This piece is really cool, man. I love the design and the execution is very well done. I'm a little curious as to why the initials aren't centered but that's just a decorative choice. Hidden drawers and compartments are awesome. The unit looks plenty sturdy. Two thumbs up

I kind of suspected you were holding back on us! Come off the pictures man, we need to see more of your work! Thank you for sharing. And my compliments on a project well done.
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