|Project by DavidTTU||posted 09-17-2014 03:24 PM||949 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I bought a house and have been slowly trying my best to fill it with furniture.
This piece was designed to match the coffee table I built a few months ago. I continue to learn after each new project.
Doing anything of quality takes skill. We grow up learning that there are some professions in this day that deserve more respect than others, and while brain surgery surely is difficult, I have gained all the respect in the world for the cabinet builders and tradesmen of the world. Both seek a quality hard to achieve. I love this community and have learned a lot about myself through it.
About the bookcase and lamp.
The bookcase is made from 3/4” baltic birch ply. I used 1/4 sheet of oak ply for the back. The bottom three shelves are of 3/4” pine ply from the box store. It is what I had on hand, but I wish I had stuck with the baltic birch throughout. The face frame is Walnut and the trim is Mahogany. I finished the case like I always do, Danish Oil.
I needed a lamp in the living room for a bit of soft light. I have always wanted to work with LED’s so I ordered a roll and got to work. The lamp design is nothing fancy but was a fun project. It kept my mind occupied while I was listening to the Texas Tech vs Arkansas college football game on the radio. We got killed, all my friends who went to the game came home frustrated and with a sun burn, I came home with a lamp.
I wired the LED’s to the book case as well, as seen in a couple of the pictures. The LED strip I bought is not very suitable for this and I have since taken it down. The strips are difficult to make bends with and the adhesive does not stick well with twists.