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Arts and Crafts Backless Bookcase

02-10-2011 07:54 AM by MTBrian | 4 comments »

The wife asked me the other day for a bookcase. Normally, she would ask for something quick and simple, but i was really hoping to make it in an arts and crafts style. I recently bought a ShopFox benchtop mortiser and havent had a reason to use it, and am waiting on a veritas dovetail saw and a set of Narex chisels. This project could really all of these tools, and since i havent done any work before with mortise or tenons, i could work on some new skills. She showed me a picture on her computer of a bookshelf that was Greene and Greene, so i knew i could go a little fancier than pine and paint. I drew up this model on sketchup, and it met her needs and approval.So i went and bou...

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