|Project by BeachedBones||posted 08-09-2009 04:10 PM||9318 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
This is the completed bookcase that I started in response to titancharlie’s request for plans. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/9565#reply-98553
Pretty much a strait forward tabletop bookshelf assembled with dowels and glue. The wood is that pallet “mystery wood” eucalyptus that I posted a while back. I used that for the shelf, back and sliding bookend. The ends are made of Burr Oak cut from firewood logs. Finish is, as you might have guessed, Behr Scandanavian tung oil. This was my first time working with eucalyptus, if indeed that is what it is. I found it annoying because it machined like wax, so my tools got a little gummed up and needed cleaning. It does have a nice sheen to it though, and I’d imagine it would hold up nice to outdoor conditions?
-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.