|Project by kordwood||posted 12-03-2009 05:14 PM||6333 views||22 times favorited||19 comments|
I’ve been working on this thing for close to forever, but it’s finally done. First time I’ve built doors.
The carcass of the bookcase is 1-1/8-inch quartersawn wood; the back is made up of individually splined 3/4-inch boards. Dimensions: 60 inches wide, 55 inches tall, 13 inches deep. The plans were from Robert W. Lang’s “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture.”
Hardware is from Rockler. Finish is a reproduction of Stickley’s Fayetteville, which is a formula Jeff Jewitt has posted on the web … Transtint dye, Waterlox sealer, gel stain and Waterlox satin. Photographs don’t do it justice … it looks much oranger in the pictures than in person.
The bookcase is heavy as blazes … took three of us to carry it up the basement steps.
Just for fun, the small pump lamp in picture six is the very first woodworking piece I ever did… it was my seventh-grade shop project. Kind of like the contrast between it and my most ambitious piece.
-- David in sunny Cleveland, Oh