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Dovetailed Bookcase

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Project by Andy Brownell posted 07-31-2009 04:12 PM 5297 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bookcase project I recently finished up for my daughter. It is 50” tall x 31” wide x 14” deep.
Made from solid cherry locally sourced from a sawyer who came across a tree from a downed storm last year.
The dovetail work is my largest case piece of that size. The wood grain has really popped with the Watco danish oil finish I used.

I have a full blog posting of this on my Gorilla Glue Blog if anyone is interested in a longer story behind the project:
Check it out.

-- Andy Brownell





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LJ

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 04:50 PM

Terrific job… love the size of the tails… gives the case panache.

-- Peace, LJ http://www.GoldensWoods.com

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 06:38 PM

very nice design and joinery.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 11:23 PM

Love the dovetails. Nice build.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 02:54 AM

That’s awesome. The stuffed animals make me think your daughter may be too young to appreciate it now, but someday she’s going to realize you put a lot of time and love into that gift.

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 04:16 AM

wonderful bookcase super dovetail work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 05:55 PM

nice DT’s I like…and some great photos of the joinery…great job

keep it up…

-- 'Original Rudge' Muskoka, Cdn

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#7 posted 08-01-2009 11:37 PM

yes very nice dovetails

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com

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#8 posted 08-02-2009 07:20 AM

beautiful dovetails… very sturdy…simple and perfect.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 03:55 PM

Nice bookcase.

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 12:57 AM

Nice looking bookcase

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#11 posted 08-18-2015 03:22 PM

Really nice looking bookcase. Great work on the dovetails.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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