Mission style bookcase

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Project by Bigbuck posted 2150 days ago 4729 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the firts peice of mission style furniture I have tried. I got in a hurry during the glue up which resulted in a few peices not coming to gether as tight as I would have liked, but I dought the wife will ever notice.

Since there were so many peices to glue up I used a slow steting plastic resin glue. What I didn’t realize is how much that stuff expands when it starts foaming, so I had a bit of a mess to clean up. If anyone has any suggestions on keeping the clean up to a minimum when using this glue or a better slow setting glue I am all ears.

It is made of solid red oak motice and tenoned together, except for the top and back whick is 1/4 oak plywood nailed into a rabbit.

Thanks for looking and any and all suggestions are welcome


-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#1 posted 2150 days ago

Great looking bookcase Glenn. You’re using a two part polyester resin, right? I’ve used polyester resin extensively with boats and never had it foam. Could you describe this glue a little more? I always wipe it up with acetone and it comes nice and clean. Use some plastic squeegee to first get rid of the majority of the mess, then the acetone.

-- Heyz, in the cold winterland of Canada

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#2 posted 2150 days ago

Dry assemble and clamp, tape off all joints with blue painters tape, dissassemble, glue, reassemble, clamp. Tape will prevent squeeze out from causing a mess and getting where you don’t want it.

Nice looking bookcase. You did a great job.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 2150 days ago

Beautiful piece!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#4 posted 2150 days ago

Hide glue from Rockler is a forgiving, slower setting glue. I use it all the time. It stays where you put it and can take some stains, also. You could also glue up some of those rail & slat assemblies ahead of time and have a few less worries when final glue up time rears its ugly head. bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#5 posted 2150 days ago

I like your book shelf. I collect books and I’m always needing another. That is a beauty, nicely done.

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

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#6 posted 2149 days ago

it’s a very nice looking bookcase.
I’m sure your wife will be very happy with it.

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#7 posted 2149 days ago

Wonderful work! Thanks for posting!

-- -=Den

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#8 posted 2149 days ago

Very nice, I like this a lot.

-- robbi-Yadahooty!

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#9 posted 2149 days ago

Nice looking bookcase. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Nice looking 8 pt buck. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 2148 days ago

Thanks for the kind comments.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#11 posted 2146 days ago

Nice work, is that a striper on the back walll (thats nice too)

-- Jeff - Grapevine, Texas - Tight budget = creativity, resourcefulness and a clean scrap bin...

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#12 posted 2146 days ago

Thanks, yep that is a striper on the wall it should be in the house but the wife had diferant plans

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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