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Oak Bookcase

One of the perks of being a Senior programmer (Band 9) at IBM is you get an office to yourself.  I was promoted shortly after arriving in Germany and worked at customer sites there and in Scotland so I never had the chance to claim my own space.  Now that Iíve arrived back in Austin I decided to take the opportunity to personalize my office a bit by making myself an oak bookcase.

Itís a fairly standard design. Crown moldings at the top, baseboard molding at thebottom, with a two-fluted columns on the right and left.  I set the adjustable metal shelf supports in a dado to get full shelf width. The shelves are 3/4Ē plywood and have a bullnose applied tothe leading edge to give them strength and the look of a thicker shelf.  Now I just have to fill it up with books.