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blackteaonesugar

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Thought I'd share a few pics of my latest project, some bookcases with quadrant ends, laminated curved doors and led lighting.

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The whole thing was made in 4 vertical sections which are linked together on the base by 50mm wide vertical strips in Oak.

There was a lot of different radius templates I had to make to take care of laminating the doors, the solid shelf lippings and the various panels.
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It's predominantly made from 19mm Oak veneered mdf, with solid Oak lippings, bendy mdf for the curved doors.

I had a go at spraying this myself too with a cheap HVLP gun from Rutlands, and am pretty pleased with the results.

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Cheers.
Oli 👊
 

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Very nice, ditto what Peter said, very clean lines. The curves really make it a bit special IMO.

I don't think I've ever made curved doors. I guess you made a form, clamped the bendy MDF to that and glued on a backer sheet? What did you use for the backer sheet? A bit of flexible ply, or something else?
 

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I don't think I've ever made curved doors. I guess you made a form, clamped the bendy MDF to that and glued on a backer sheet? What did you use for the backer sheet? A bit of flexible ply, or something else?
The bendy mdf is basically kerfed 6mm mdf.
I just used 3 layers with all kerfs facing inwards, so no backing sheet as such.

The Oak in the finger pulls is actually a bit of a cheat.

I cut the pull shape, then used 2-pack filler to fill the voids of the kerfs in the mdf, then cut it again, then used fine body filler and did the same, then basically epoxied a piece of Oak Constructional Veneer on the back of the pull.

Would have been nice to let a solid piece in beforehand but because there's no outer layer as such, you'd see the glue line coming through.
 

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Nice design. How did you join the horizontal shelves to the verticals ?
 

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That looks great, it has beautiful proportions. Substantial but not heavy.

Is the back panel painted and what's the round detail at the end of the plinth ?
 

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That looks great, it has beautiful proportions. Substantial but not heavy.

Is the back panel painted and what's the round detail at the end of the plinth ?
Thanks. Yes the back panel is painted in some Dulux colour, Bakers Flour I think. Used my HVLP gun for that.
The little circle on the plinth is a disc of Oak with my makers logo branded into it.
That's not a great image. It was cleaned up a bit from that so is crisper.

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