Bookcase with Sliding Doors #5: Pieces for the top piece

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Blog entry by mdoan posted 12-06-2007 09:52 PM 799 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Milled stock square 4 sides Part 5 of Bookcase with Sliding Doors series Part 6: Glue up the top »

Here are the pieces i milled up for the top. I tried to go light on the jointer/planar because i need the top to be as thick as possible. I think I ended up with all pieces being 7/8”.

-- Wood Chopper

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#1 posted 12-06-2007 10:48 PM

Beautiful planks, very interesting grain pattern in them.
The center board looks as if it has some quilting in it?


-- Still learning everything

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#2 posted 12-06-2007 11:37 PM

Yes, some of the boards have a little figure… wouldn’t call it quilted but it does add a bit of interest. Being that it’s a bookcase, the top won’t actually be the “show piece” but the chatoyance would be a nice surprise for those who do look for it. :)

Here are some images of the planks with and without a splash of mineral spirits to highlight the figure.

Natural wood

With a little mineral spirits applied (and then a little denatured alcohol since i ran out of MS).

I plan to tint the sap wood with Trans-tint and then bulk tint before finishing.

-- Wood Chopper

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#3 posted 12-07-2007 03:06 AM

Nice wood. keep it coming.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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