|Project by kosta||posted 11-07-2009 11:21 PM||1704 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Yo whats up everybody here is the final book case that is going to FDNY Ladder 120 Engine 231 and Battalion 44 in Brownsville Brooklyn. This was my entry for the saw dust chronicles 60 day build challenge. Now this was the biggest project that I have ever built and it took about 35 hours to finish this book case. The biggest problem I had was having to use wood blocks instead of dados to hold the shelves up. This added about 4 hours of extra work most of that was in the assembly and you will see that in episode 46 which is coming out on Monday. I started this book case on September 10 and ended it October 16. It is made out of 45 bd of oak. and I mixed the stain my self. The finish is a mix of golden pecan, red oak, english chestnut, and golden oak. The only big problem that I had beside the dados was the assembly which took about 5 hours total to assemble a 4 shelf book case thats 48 in tall and 24 in wide. I had a hard time getting all the shelves flat and level and the first time all the wood blocks fell down because the glue wasn’t strong enough to hold them up. I put 5 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane on the shelves and sides. I didnt realize that I had to wait 24 hours for the finish to dry so thats why I ended up with so many coats. The back I put 2 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane on because at that point I had found out that I needed to wait longer for the finish to dry. Total cost for this project was about $50 because I got a really good deal on the wood.
-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/