Traditional book shelf

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 04-22-2015 12:06 AM 1293 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a book shelf I just finished making. The first larger project I have done in a long time. It was fun to build using larger parts instead of the details I put in my boxes. Made from pine and done pretty well straight forward. I used my kreg jig for the shelves and to assemble the face frame. Face frame is attached with screws and hidden with dowels. Top is also secured with screws hidden with dowels. The back is bead board paneling recesses into the back. I got a sweet deal on the paneling, had a flaw in one corner so I got a 4X8 sheet for $10.00’s. It was on the locking section so it was cut off anyway. Stained with red oak on the shelf and the back, bead board, cherry. Three coat of gloss polyurethane. Thanks for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 04-22-2015 02:01 AM

soooo glossy! nice job

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#2 posted 04-22-2015 05:01 AM

Very nice workmanship from start to finish.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 04-22-2015 05:31 AM

Top looks like it has a sheet of glass on it, Jeff. Great finish on the whole thing. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 04-22-2015 09:18 AM

Thanks for the nice comments guys. This is one I really enjoyed making. Thanks for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 04-22-2015 02:51 PM

I love it and all the character it has!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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