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Walnut Stickley Bookcase with Keyed Joints

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Project by CharlesA posted 12-26-2015 10:39 PM 2696 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I downloaded Popular Woodworking’s BookcasesIt features 5 bookcase builds. I wanted to build one for a colleague who is moving soon, so I chose this Craftsman style bookcase because it can be dissembled for easy moving.

About the same time, my brother-in-law delivered to me 30 73”x10” walnut bookshelves from a courthouse he got at auction. This made it pretty quick to make since I had boards already ready to go. I did sand them bare, but that was the extent of the milling other than cutting to size.

I finished it with garnet shellac and then Arm-R-Seal.

All in all, an easy project.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson





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htl

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#1 posted 12-26-2015 11:17 PM

Really nice and I like the knock down idea using pins.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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CharlesA

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 12:15 AM

Thanks.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 12-27-2015 01:54 AM

Great looking A&C bookcase! It looks very nice in walnut, and I like the wedged tusk tenons—a very fine looking bit of joinery!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 12-27-2015 03:12 AM

Beautiful workmanship and bookcase.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 12-27-2015 04:55 PM

beautiful bookcase. what’s next with the walnut boards?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 12-27-2015 04:59 PM

Thanks, Peter. I’m going to do a more contemporary variation on Monticello bookcase (no dovetails and with a plywood back).

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 12-27-2015 06:49 PM

Very nice work Charles,I really like Stickly furniture. That Monticello bookcase looks really tall,enjoy that build.

Happy 2016

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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