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shub 01-03-2012 03:59 PM

Hardwood Bookcases: Ready-to-Assemble?
 
Where can I find them? RTA, solid wood bookcases are a rare breed, I found a couple but they were too country-styled for my tastes. I don't mind assembly, but I have disdain for engineered wood products when it comes to shelving. In the RTA world, it's rather hard to avoid materials like that.

I'd like some matching, 6' tall hardwood bookcases, but I am trying to make it affordable. I don't mind doing the staining, but I wouldn't consider myself capable of building something from scratch- MAYBE I could do some decorating with moulding, but even then... it could come out rough looking. For example, a local "mill store" sells plain jane oak bookcases for $140 to dimensional specs, that I may be able to fancy up with some crown moulding. But if I could spend the same amount and have it come with the ornamentation ready to glue or nail on, I wouldn't mind putting it together from the ground up. I am rather comfortable following instructions.

Does anybody here cut and ship kits for assembling a nice looking looking solid wood bookcase? If not, anybody know of somewhere it can be done?

Thanks,
Bill

TarheelTerp 01-03-2012 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shub (Post 811308)
I'd like some matching, 6' tall hardwood bookcases, but I am trying to make it affordable. I don't mind doing the staining, but I wouldn't consider myself capable of building something from scratch

Find a local carpenter **who has his own shop**

hth

Just Bill 01-04-2012 07:46 AM

"matching 6' tall bookcases.......affordable", probably should not be used in the same sentence. Your are probably talking about custom, which means more expensive. Affordable, possibly, what kind of hardwood???. Oak, not too expensive, walnut, more expensive, exotic woods, very expensive.


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