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Offline cider

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Bookshelves
« on: November 23, 2020, 04:25 PM »
Spending so much time in the home office this year made it impossible to ignore this:

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So I made some Cadovius-style shelves to start organizing the mess:

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I ordered some glass for the bigger cabinet, but it won't show up for a couple weeks.  Now that I'm pretty much done, I think I've figured out how I'd build this if I did it all over again. [blink]

Thanks for looking!

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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 04:35 PM »
Very nice. 👍

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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 06:05 PM »
Looks very nice to me.  What did you do this time that you won't do next time, or vice versa...?

Offline odessaboots

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 06:10 PM »
Are they adjustable? Having a hard time understanding how the components utilize the rails for support.

Offline cider

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 06:22 PM »
Very nice. 👍

Thanks!

Looks very nice to me.  What did you do this time that you won't do next time, or vice versa...?

Thanks :)  Mainly more efficient methods of work, but I would have proportioned some stuff differently too.  I pretty much made them up as I went along.  It'll be practical, though.

Are they adjustable? Having a hard time understanding how the components utilize the rails for support.

Yeah, they're adjustable, although TBH I probably won't change them after I settle on a layout.  However, I started with four uprights and added a fifth, so I guess I benefited from the modular system that one time.

The uprights are the same concept as the metal shelf standards at a big box store, but much more expensive and time consuming   [embarassed].  Seriously, though--I like midmod stuff, and I've always admired the Cadovius systems, and something like this would have been expensive to buy.  Fortunately, I don't bill myself for shop time!

This doesn't really explain how it works, but it shows the individual components (taking over my garage):

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« Last Edit: November 23, 2020, 06:36 PM by cider »

Offline cider

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 06:31 PM »
Another angle:

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« Last Edit: November 23, 2020, 06:34 PM by cider »

Offline Don T

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 06:45 PM »
That looks great!
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Offline odessaboots

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 06:57 PM »

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Yeah, they're adjustable, although TBH I probably won't change them after I settle on a layout.  However, I started with four uprights and added a fifth, so I guess I benefited from the modular system that one time.

The uprights are the same concept as the metal shelf standards at a big box store, but much more expensive and time consuming   [embarassed].  Seriously, though--I like midmod stuff, and I've always admired the Cadovius systems, and something like this would have been expensive to buy.  Fortunately, I don't bill myself for shop time!

This doesn't really explain how it works, but it shows the individual components (taking over my garage):

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Ahh, I see now. I couldnt make out how the brackets cleat into your standards, but you used dowels. So, you drilled a series of "pocket holes" into the standards, and dowels into the brackets. Very clever.

The walnut on your boxes looks stellar, is that veneer, or a solid layup?

Really nice stuff!
 

Offline cider

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 07:30 PM »
That looks great!

Thank you!

The walnut on your boxes looks stellar, is that veneer, or a solid layup?

Really nice stuff!

Thanks!  It's A1 plywood with solid edge banding.  That's one of the things I probably would have done different--although the veneers are nice, it bugs me that the A side and 1 side don't match.  I chose not to veneer myself to save time, but now i kinda wished I made my own panels.  Oh well, next time :)

Offline odessaboots

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 07:36 PM »
A1 is still nice stuff - I'm sure the difference in sides will only be noticeable to you!

How did you drill the angled holes in the standards? Are they actually pocket holes!?


Offline mkasdin

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 08:02 PM »
Spending so much time in the home office this year made it impossible to ignore this:

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So I made some Cadovius-style shelves to start organizing the mess:

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I ordered some glass for the bigger cabinet, but it won't show up for a couple weeks.  Now that I'm pretty much done, I think I've figured out how I'd build this if I did it all over again. [blink]

Thanks for looking!
I see 2 hungry dobermans 🐶. If the systainers are in the same room they are safe! Turned out nice!

Offline cider

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2020, 08:24 PM »
I see 2 hungry dobermans 🐶. If the systainers are in the same room they are safe! Turned out nice!

Yes, always hungry [mad].  Thank you!

How did you drill the angled holes in the standards? Are they actually pocket holes!?

Same idea, but the holes are angled at 45°.  I made a jig with a drill guide shuttle to get everything spaced out consistently.  Surprisingly, it worked pretty well.

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Offline cider

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2021, 01:00 PM »
Someone asked me how I made the removeable cabinet doors, and I can't figure out how to add attachments to a DM, so I'll leave this here:



I inlaid a strip of hardwood on the top and bottom so the dados don't expose raw plywood.  Probably not necessary, but I guess my time is cheap.  In any case, I suggest making a test piece out of scrap.  Since you have to tilt the door to remove it, doing it purely by math is hard (and boring :) ).

The glass doors are similar, but since I didn't have complete control over the doors, I made the track after I had the doors in hand.  It's a separate piece that screws onto the cabinet.  This turned out to be a good idea, since the glass supplier made multiple mistakes between the doors and shelves (I had to go back-and-forth four times).  They did grind some nice finger nicks into the glass, which I prefer to the other hardware options.


Offline squall_line

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2021, 01:15 PM »
To whomever asked about your removable doors: I thank them; I wouldn't have seen this post without your recent reply because I haven't gone back and looked at older threads.

If you hadn't told me that you built that all yourself, I would have easily mistaken it for an original, 50-70 year-old piece.  The finger grooves on the glass add the perfect period-correct touch (same with the pull inserts on the doors).  Very nicely done!

My mid-mod-loving heart is pretty happy right now. :)

Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2021, 06:09 PM »
Thanks for the detailed reply to my question!  This will help a lot in laying out my final design.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2021, 09:47 AM »
The design is great and it looks even better being built out of walnut. Nice job.
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Offline JeremyH.

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2021, 09:56 AM »
Nice
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Offline cider

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2021, 02:25 PM »
Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words :)

Offline David

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2021, 03:14 PM »
I think they ware awesome. I like the elegant simplicity. It also works well in a corner like that.
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2021, 04:30 PM »
@cider  What is remarkable (apart from the quality and design of these bookshelves) is that those five books by Edward Tufte are on my shelves too. They are must haves for anyone who is interested in information graphics (although I do think that Prof. Tufte is not a very nice person, his work is superb — his graphic design sense not so much IMO. After reading them you will never look again at a graphic without asking yourself what could be wrong with it — and knowing the answer too!
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Offline cider

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2021, 04:43 PM »
I think they ware awesome. I like the elegant simplicity. It also works well in a corner like that.

Thank you!

@cider  What is remarkable (apart from the quality and design of these bookshelves) is that those five books by Edward Tufte are on my shelves too. They are must haves for anyone who is interested in information graphics (although I do think that Prof. Tufte is not a very nice person, his work is superb — his graphic design sense not so much IMO. After reading them you will never look again at a graphic without asking yourself what could be wrong with it — and knowing the answer too!

Hey cool--I don't run into a lot of people who are familiar.  Never met the guy, so I don't know much about him, but I appreciate his work.  I kinda feel the same way about Donald Norman: the guy has great ideas on UX, but IMO DOET is an example of bad design.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2021, 04:59 PM »
@cider  What is remarkable (apart from the quality and design of these bookshelves) is that those five books by Edward Tufte are on my shelves too. They are must haves for anyone who is interested in information graphics (although I do think that Prof. Tufte is not a very nice person, his work is superb — his graphic design sense not so much IMO. After reading them you will never look again at a graphic without asking yourself what could be wrong with it — and knowing the answer too!

I like the bookcase a lot. Much rather have that than the books. Gave my Tufte books to my nephew who does that work professionally. Don't know if he really likes them...

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Bookshelves
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2021, 05:47 PM »
I like the bookcase a lot. Much rather have that than the books. Gave my Tufte books to my nephew who does that work professionally. Don't know if he really likes them...


I can tell you that Tufte is THE authority on data-to-graphics and if you think about how much people are manipulated by terribly wrong images you would appreciate too. Case in point: the Challenger launch disaster.
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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