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Quartersawn White Oak Barrister Bookcase with Frame and Panel Sides

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Project by Scarcraig01 posted 1817 days ago 3488 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second barrister bookcase I’ve built. The first one was a three high mahogany of the same style. This one is all solid quartersawn white oak including the panels in the sides. My long range goal is to build 22 of these total! I’m currently blogging on LJ’s about a 3 high Maple Barrister that I’m building for my sister.

The finish is amber dye, followed by Minwax number 230, then a coat of 2 pound cut of shellac, then finished off with 3 coats of General Finishes Oil & Urethane. (Arm-R-Seal)

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio





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motthunter

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#1 posted 1817 days ago

they look great. whose hardware did you use on the door mechanisms?

-- making sawdust....

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Scarcraig01

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#2 posted 1817 days ago

I didn’t use any hardware, just a groove in the sides with a couple of dowels. Its far from perfect, they rack a little but they work well enough. I’m trying to find some decent hardware that will work with this design. Recently, I tried the Rockler offering with no luck. (I’ll be covering the Rockler slides in my LJ Blog here in a day or two, with pics that show why they didn’t work.)

I’m always on the look out for a nice hardware solution for Barrister doors if anyone knows of one please send me a message or comment. I’ve google searched many times and all I can find is the Rockler slides.

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1816 days ago

They look great .Won’t 22 of them put together be really tall :-))

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#4 posted 1816 days ago

Nice bookcase.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1816 days ago

Beautiful job.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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huff

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#6 posted 1816 days ago

Great looking Barrister’s. I’ve built a set for myself about 10 year ago and couldn’t find any hardware at the time so I did the same as you did with the groove and dowel pins. They will rack and bind sometimes, but I’m so used to them, I never have a problem, but I notice if someone else opens them up, sometimes they will have a problem with them binding. Would love to build another set if I could ever find some good hardware. Let us know if you have any luck with hardware.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 1816 days ago

Great looking bookcases. You did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1815 days ago

This batch looks great as well.

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