|Texas Bookcase #2|
I built this bookcase for my home office. It's made mostly of oak plywood with some poplar trim pieces
and mouldings. The bookcase measures 61" tall x 36" wide x 12" deep. It has one fixed shelf
in the center and two adjustable shelves -- one upper and one lower. I finished the bookcase using an
oil-based walnut stain.
I call this a "Texas bookcase" because of the casing blocks that I used to decorate the bookcase. I bought these casing blocks in Texas while I was building a set of bookcases for my father's home in San Antonio in the summer of 2003. Each of these casing blocks has a "Lone Star" in the center and I've never seen them sold anywhere but in Texas. I bought several extra pairs of them for use in other projects and this bookcase was the first time I used them since that original Texas project.
This bookcase is where I keep books and magazines relating to some of my hobbies. First of all, the top shelves are filled with books and magazines about woodworking. The other shelves hold books and magazines relating to some of my other hobbies like photography, camping and hiking. This bookcase is attractive and functional and has been a great addition to my house.