Mission style bookcase

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bigbuck posted 10-11-2008 11:22 PM 14152 views 12 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

12 comments so far

View Heyz's profile


22 posts in 3542 days

#1 posted 10-11-2008 11:36 PM

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

View kolwdwrkr's profile


2821 posts in 3616 days

#2 posted 10-12-2008 12:56 AM

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 ~

View woodup's profile


145 posts in 3969 days

#3 posted 10-12-2008 02:34 AM

Beautiful piece!

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

View bbqking's profile


328 posts in 3749 days

#4 posted 10-12-2008 04:25 AM

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

View mtnwild's profile


3474 posts in 3553 days

#5 posted 10-12-2008 05:11 AM

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.

View darryl's profile


1795 posts in 4352 days

#6 posted 10-12-2008 03:37 PM

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

View Denappy's profile


116 posts in 3708 days

#7 posted 10-12-2008 06:34 PM

Wonderful work! Thanks for posting!

-- -=Den

View robbi's profile


176 posts in 3981 days

#8 posted 10-12-2008 06:58 PM

Very nice, I like this a lot.

-- Robin, California

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 3799 days

#9 posted 10-13-2008 04:56 AM

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

View Bigbuck's profile


1347 posts in 3689 days

#10 posted 10-13-2008 10:01 PM

Thanks for the kind comments.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

View Grapevine's profile


34 posts in 3542 days

#11 posted 10-15-2008 03:25 PM

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...

View Bigbuck's profile


1347 posts in 3689 days

#12 posted 10-15-2008 06:11 PM

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

-- Glenn, New Mexico

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics