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Project by Richard M. Petti posted 2154 days ago 1068 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project I have built out of the new shop after our move. Shop is still not done but I just had to make this. I was able to open the garage door and work in the drive. It is now fall and I have closed up the door with a wall. I’m starting to get used to the smaller space and I think that once it is all done I will like the smaller shop. I will put up some photos when I get more of the shop done.
This was made for a friend and I needed to stay at 6’ for the height. I’m 5’ 10” . I no sooner got this done and my wife had placed her order for one to replace the old metal one in our office. So I will be making that with a few changes in size. I hope you enjoy the photos.
Dick

-- Just believe and God will take care of the rest





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 2154 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture. Nice looking color and design. Welcome to LJs.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2154 days ago

That is a nice bookcase, Dick. I like the matching edge treatments. You executed a good design and build.

How did you finish it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Richard M. Petti

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#3 posted 2154 days ago

Scott thanks for taking a look and the nice comments. I put a heavy coat of min wax golden oak, let it set and then wiped it off. I then sprayed it with three coat of min wax satin polycrylic and I sanded between coats starting with 320 and up to 600 grit.

-- Just believe and God will take care of the rest

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Icemizer

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#4 posted 2154 days ago

Really like the grain on this piece very nice choice in wood here.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 2154 days ago

Really nice work. Great to have in the office for years to come.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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clieb91

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#6 posted 2154 days ago

Richard, A very nice piece. The finish really makes the grain pop.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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brianinpa

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#7 posted 2154 days ago

Very nice piece of furniture. I like the drawers.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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