|Project by stanley_clifton||posted 07-15-2014 06:24 PM||1258 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
A number of people have told me that although my boxes are nice, they aren’t actually much use (thanks for that), so I’ve made this. It’s a small bookshelf suitable for a bedroom or study (I would say). The thing seems to have been around and rather in the way for aeons; this job has been delayed time and time again as other tasks have come in, with the result that it’s taken about 18 months to complete.
The main shelf is dowelled in for two different standard paperback sizes. The little shelf in the side cupboard is adjustable using brassed plug in supports. Fairly obviously designed for wall-hanging, I’ve fitted glass plates and made a supporting batten (in ash as I had a suitable off-cut).
To be honest the piece was supposed to be in iroko, but I quickly realised I hadn’t got enough – whoops! So I laminated up off-cuts of other hardwoods to make up the difference and hope this doesn’t look gross. There are no mistakes, only design alterations. I’ve finished it with Danish oil and and buffed it up with some bees wax polish.
Let’s hope it’s more use than my poor boxes.
-- Stanley generally struggling