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Project by boyneskibum posted 2058 days ago 1752 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these two bookcases when I was really big on two tones of wood being used together. Lumber is box store pine, stain is minwax. I thought it was kind of cool to run the vertical support through each shelf and then pin it with a dowel on the edge. That actually turned out to be quite the chore as I had to fully assemble the thing, then take it apart for final staining.

-- Always keep a stash of band-aids in your workshop!





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Napaman

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#1 posted 2058 days ago

ouch…I think i would have put it together…then been reeeeeaaallly careful with the stain…turned out great…WELCOME to LJ’s (a bit late welcome)...

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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boyneskibum

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#2 posted 2058 days ago

Individually they slid through their respective holes with no problem…. multiply that by six shelves and four legs= pain in butt amount of friction. It was very painful and very frustrating, but I know better now!

-- Always keep a stash of band-aids in your workshop!

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AaronK

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#3 posted 2058 days ago

nice design, and the construction looks great too. a couple questions:

1. was it minwax stain + poly or stain only, then a topcoat?

2. how did make the mortises for the vertical supports?

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Tomcat1066

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#4 posted 2058 days ago

Well, the result certainly looks worth the hassle! Great job!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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motthunter

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#5 posted 2058 days ago

even though it was a crazy task, the end result is very interesting. I like the creative idea.

-- making sawdust....

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boyneskibum

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#6 posted 2056 days ago

Thank you for the compliments! Aaronk: I used pre-stain conditioner (got to love the way pine stains!!!), then I used polyshades (Bombay Mahogany and Honey Pine). I was going to put some more Mahogany on to darken the color, but I really liked the reddish hue it had so I left it. The mortises took me a little bit effort to get my system down. I started doing them on a router table (setting up stop blocks for each end) but eventually got smart and put them in my router boss, once I had the dimensions down it went fairly quick.

-- Always keep a stash of band-aids in your workshop!

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AaronK

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#7 posted 2056 days ago

cool, thanks.

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Dave Durham

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#8 posted 1965 days ago

I do like the two tone and double verticals. Nice.
-d

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at http://www.DaveDurham.com

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shoxroxice

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#9 posted 1316 days ago

Looks really nice. I want to do something like this for DVD/Blu-ray shelving.
Good work from one Boyne ski bum to another. :-)

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