|Project by spclPatrolGroup||posted 07-30-2014 02:39 AM||1816 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
Bookcase I made of red oak. I kind of liked the looks of the barrister bookcase but didn’t think I would like opening the sliding glass doors every time I wanted to get something from it, so I started building trying to combine the barrister case with some of the other craftsman style cases I have seen and this is what I came up with. Finished with General Finishes gel stain, and Ace hardware poly finish.
I am pretty happy with how it came out, the only thing I wish I thought out more is the bottom shelf, I was going to recess it so it was flush with the bottom rail, but I made the cross bar on the bottom the same height as the rail. Then I thought I would make a hidden compartment by putting the bottom shelf on hinges, but I didn’t like the look of the edge of the shelf, so I added a bullnose face for it that overhangs about 75% the width of the sides to mimic the top, I liked the look so I added the same feature to the rest of the shelves.
-- Dave, from ND "The mind is an infinitely long workbench, and its cluttered with half-finished thoughts and ideas, sometimes we need to clear off the workbench and start again from step one."