Cherry Bookcase

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Project by GarageWoodworks posted 04-10-2016 11:47 PM 1245 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry bookcase with book-matched panels.

Finished with BLO/poly/thinner (1:1:1)

See the build here

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-11-2016 12:36 AM

Sweet bookcase. I love the book matching!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 12:40 AM

Nice looking bookcase.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#3 posted 04-11-2016 01:24 AM

Absolutely beautiful, nice work!

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#4 posted 04-11-2016 02:19 AM

Nice project. Well done videos. Never needed to turn down the audio when the tools were started up … much appreciated!

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#5 posted 04-11-2016 03:55 PM

Great looking case, I like the undercut top. The finish is inviting, and the whole case looks quite solid. Bravo!

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#6 posted 04-11-2016 04:22 PM

Nice looking bookcase! The bookmatching stands out. Have been wondering: when you say “BLO/poly/thinner”, what is “poly” here? Do you buy a powder, or a poly concentrate or do you dilute store bought varnish with more BLO and solvent? It would be nice to be able to mix varnish with your own resin stock.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#7 posted 04-11-2016 04:52 PM

Thanks everyone!

@harum The “poly” is purchased as polyurethane and is most likely a uralkyd resin in a proprietary solvent(s).

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#8 posted 04-11-2016 06:24 PM

You did a fine job on this bookcase.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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