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Just finished my built in office bookcase, 3/4" red oak plywood and 3/4" x 2 1/2" and some 3 1/2" cherry to trim off the plywood edges. Back is 3/32 floor underlayment.
I haven't decided how to trim out the window yet. Blend in or contrast? I go back and forth.
Red oak stain on everything and finished with 2 coats water based Polycylic semi gloss.
1 shelf is dadoed and glued into the uprights all the way across and also the top shelf under the window is glued into dados.
I used Weldbond for all the glue joints.
I used my router table for all rounders and flutes. Not the ShopSmith.

Had to submit picture in 2 halves to be accepted.
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Well that is spectacular!
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I think Algale said it best!
Well Done.

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You should submit this to Shopsmith. They have been soliciting pictures like this.

Fantastic. You should be very proud.
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Thanks all, I am very pleased with how it turned out. (If I wasn't I wouldn't have posted)
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AEA wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:36 pm I haven't decided how to trim out the window yet. Blend in or contrast? I go back and forth.
It looks great. What did you have in mind with the window? I mean are you keeping the blinds or thinking of changing them? I think you could go in many different directions. You could even do wood blinds/shutters to match but that may be too much wood all on one wall. I think something to contrast with the wood would be nice, e.g. a different texture like drapes to replace the blinds or keep the blinds and put a cornice/valence on the top perhaps?
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Very nice. It is rewarding when you put in all that work and it turns out so well.
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Rfguy:
It looks great. What did you have in mind with the window? I mean are you keeping the blinds or thinking of changing them? I think you could go in many different directions. You could even do wood blinds/shutters to match but that may be too much wood all on one wall. I think something to contrast with the wood would be nice, e.g. a different texture like drapes to replace the blinds or keep the blinds and put a cornice/valence on the top perhaps?

Yep now you see what is clogging up my brain.

I'm leaning more for the contrast, but...if I do wood blinds and similar trim maybe instead of too much wood look, maybe it would blend in and disappear until I opened them up? Hmmm...

still stuck. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Garys:
Amen!!!
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AEA wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:38 pm Yep now you see what is clogging up my brain.

I'm leaning more for the contrast, but...if I do wood blinds and similar trim maybe instead of too much wood look, maybe it would blend in and disappear until I opened them up? Hmmm...

still stuck. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
It is all personal preference. One question, how often are the blinds pulled up or are they down/closed most of the time? Personally I like combining textures for contrast, e.g. fabric with wood, metal with wood, stone with metal or wood, etc., etc. If it were me I would probably keep the blinds and put either drapes over them (if blinds stay closed more often), or a cornice up top (if blinds stay open more often). Either way, I would do an Earth tone...I am partial to reds so I would like a burgundy color cornice/drapes with the wood color you have. Just my personal preference though.

P.S. What you have now doesn't look bad either...just giving some other options just in case.
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