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Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:21:21 PM »
So Wendy and I have been trying to find some true heavy duty, real wood, solid bookshelves for some time now.  Everything we have seen posted on the internet that fits these must haves has either been "YOUR MUST BE OUT OF YOUR CRACKED OUT MIND" expensive or are made of particle board.

Well, all of that changed when i came across this version of a bookshelf that fits almost exactly what we were looking for.  Keep in mind that the person trying to sell this was asking like $600+ dollars for this cobbled together piece of garbage that would not be sturdy at all.   
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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 09:35:08 PM »
So me being the "your smoking crack and I can do it cheaper and better than that" kind of person, I set out to prove my point!

So I went to the local big box hardware store and picked up all of the stuff needed to construct and finish at least 1 of these for now.  I will post a materials list along with prices and total on the last post.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 09:50:58 PM »
The finished dimensions of this bookshelf will be 64" high X 11.50" wide X 48" long and it will have 5 shelves.  It is built so that I can add a 6th shelf very easily.

I started off by cutting the 2x12x8's to 48 inches.  2 of the pieces split on me, but one of them I was able to put some glue in the split and clamp it back together. (also kind of the reason why I went with 5 shelves instead of 6... :facepalm:)

Then I made a little template that I can use to make my drill holes straight and identical to all of the shelf pieces.  I positioned the template and clamped it down.  after I made 2 drill holes, I tapped a bolt thru on each corner to prevent the template from shifting on accident.
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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 09:55:05 PM »
here everything has been sanded with 80, then 220 and have received the first coat of stain on 1 side and 3 edges.
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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 10:00:12 PM »
the first picture shows all of the wood with the 2 coats of stain.

the second picture shows the wood with the second coat of polycrylic drying.

between each coat of stain and poly the wood was given a quick sanding with 320 to ensure good penetration of stain and a nice smooth (as a babys hinney) finish of the poly.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 10:09:21 PM »
the next 6 pictures show the shelf completed.

on the last picture, you can see that I ground off and made smooth the undersides of the nuts and bolts to prevent the length of showing bolt to scratch something or someone.
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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 10:26:18 PM »
Looks good Nate


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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2019, 10:41:05 PM »
I will post a picture of the shelves that these will replace, and I will also post a picture of this one once it gets put into place.

here is the materials list and the cost.

WOOD                 2” X 12” X 8’                  = $9.58EA       X 3 =       $28.74
PIPE                    ½” X 1.5”                       = $0.58EA           X 4 =    $2.32
PIPE                    ½” X 12”                      = $2.58EA     X 12 =   $30.96
PIPE                    ½” X 18”                      = $4.79EA     X 4 =   $19.16
PIPE                    ½” FLOOR FLANGE            = $2.70EA           X 44 =   $118.80
BOLTS            ¼” X 2.5” 100 CT BOX    = $17.00EA   1 BX =    $17.00
NUTS                    ¼” 25 CT BAG              = $1.62EA      X 4 =    $6.48
FLAT WASHERS         ¼” 25 CT BAG              = $2.71EA           X 4 =    $21.68
LOCK WASHERS         ¼” 25 CT BAG      = $3.69EA   X 4 =    $14.76
BLACK SPRAY PAINT      SPRAY CAN      = $5.28EA   X 2 =    $10.56
STAIN            1 QT CAN      = $7.96EA   X 1 =   $7.96
POLYCRYLIC         1 QT CAN      = $17.96EA   X 1 =    $17.96
DISPOSABLE PAINT BRUSH   1 BRUSH      = $1.48EA   X 4 =   $5.92
SAND PAPER 320 GRIT      1 PKG (5 count)      = $7.96EA   X 1 =   $7.96
TOTAL                              $310.26
TAX ( @ 7%)                           $21.72
GRAND TOTAL                           $331.97         
   
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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2019, 10:45:34 PM »
Thems alot of books, you readem all or are those the better halves?  :tongue:

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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2019, 10:50:18 PM »
Looks good, we though about doing a whole wall of that type of setup.  I like it. Wife doesn’t so much


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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2019, 10:53:01 PM »
Nate, I should have you come over and build the curtain rod set up for the boat. Nice work!!

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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 10:56:27 PM »
Thems alot of books, you readem all or are those the better halves?  :tongue:

Giving you crap aside nice job....  :likebutton:

Looks good, we though about doing a whole wall of that type of setup.  I like it. Wife doesn’t so much

Nate, I should have you come over and build the curtain rod set up for the boat. Nice work!!

guys, while you were reading i posted the materials and cost sheet
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 11:06:34 PM »
Don’t forget your hours of labor


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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 11:11:57 PM »
Don’t forget your hours of labor

keep in mind that I am not selling this. 

I have roughly 6 hours of physically touching things. 

Please show me an example of an industry standard where something like this can be charged at $50 an hour?
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 11:42:26 PM »
I am betting shop time would be closer to 100 than 50 per hour

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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2019, 11:42:28 PM »
Yep, way better than the other option you showed me!! Nice job Nate!! Will brain bucket this for when we most likely end up in town house!!!

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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2019, 12:39:23 AM »
We are about 75 per hour on per hr jobs


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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2019, 07:51:40 AM »
I am betting shop time would be closer to 100 than 50 per hour

We are about 75 per hour on per hr jobs

i stand corrected then
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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2019, 09:18:04 AM »
I like that!

Could double as a welding table too! ;-)
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2019, 10:05:58 AM »
Looks really good there buddy. Dave, I don't know why the wife wouldn't like that style, looks to me a lot like your bar's foot rail. should blend right in to the whole theme no?
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2019, 01:43:18 PM »
Yep,    The Pinterest has lots of shelves built like that and attached to walls, floating style.    I think she might not like my foot rest but let it slide because it helped a buddy kinda thing. 


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Re: Bookshelf
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2019, 01:33:55 AM »
Nice job Nate. Just through a sheet of cardboard on there and go Don,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2019, 09:43:57 PM »
Nice job Nate. Just through a sheet of cardboard on there and go Don,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2019, 02:50:22 AM »
Nice, Nate!
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2019, 08:59:07 AM »
and a second one was completed , put into place and immediately put into action.
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2019, 10:47:41 AM »
Looks even better all filled up.
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2019, 07:45:51 PM »
and a second one was completed , put into place and immediately put into action.
Holy cow. That is a lot of cookbooks. oh and a couple of SQL very sharp.


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