|Project by Adam Baird||posted 04-26-2014 03:32 PM||1284 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve been on LJ’s for a while now, but this is the first project I’ve posted. Be gentle!
I found a small, local, one-man sawmill last month, and I got the last 35 board feet of 4/4 Walnut that he had laying around. It was mostly 2com and 3com so he gave it to me for $1.50/bf. I felt pretty good about that price and I was able to harvest mostly clear lumber for what I needed for this project. There are a few defects, but I was able to hide those for the most part.
The wife has been asking for a bookshelf for a long while now, and, with some hickory scraps I had laying around, I figured this was the perfect lumber for it. No screws for this project…just wood and glue. Joinery is done with dowels for the shelf supports and wedged tenons to hold the whole thing together. Its held to the wall with a french cleat that is barely visible in the second picture if you look for it.
I’m really happy with how the project came out, and the wife loves it.
-- Adam from Indiana - http://www.WoodenUnion.com