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Stickley style double bookcase No. 719

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Project by kordwood posted 1692 days ago 4921 views 22 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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woodworm

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#1 posted 1692 days ago

Very nice bookcase. I like the exposed T&M joinery style.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 1692 days ago

Great craftsmanship and choice of wood.

I see you are in Cleveland. Did you go to the Arts & Crafts furniture exhibit at Cleveland Museum a couple years ago? It was a great exhibit presenting the specific elements and products that various countries introduced to the movement.

It was a bonus to see the Frank Gehry addition on the building at Case Western.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1692 days ago

Wow David
This is a super book case a good Stickley project and so very well done. a big double thumbs up to you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1692 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship. I’d say it was definitely worth the wait… no matter how long you’ve been working on it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Mike Gager

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#5 posted 1692 days ago

nice job!

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Kindlingmaker

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#6 posted 1692 days ago

Beauftiful book case! Great craftsmanship!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Max

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#7 posted 1692 days ago

A wonderful piece. Great Qtr. Sawn Oak.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Hallmark

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#8 posted 1692 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Diamondback

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#9 posted 1692 days ago

I’m a fan of Stickley style and this looks very nice. First time doors huh? I think they look great! And, yes, I’m sure it weighs a ton based on what you described and how large it is. I made one half this size and I thought it was pretty darn heavy even then. Thanks for the information about the finish. I may have to pursue that for my current project.

-- Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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tbone

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#10 posted 1692 days ago

Gorgeous! We want to see more. What’s up next?

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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TomFran

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#11 posted 1692 days ago

Now that is a beautiful piece of woodwork! I love it.

I can see why it took so long to build. It’s a quality job.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1692 days ago

Very nicely done. You did a beautiful job on it. Love that 1/4 sawn white oak. Just picked up 100 bd ft of it the other day. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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huff

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#13 posted 1692 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship with great detail. You did an awesome job on both the build and finish.

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

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Tim Pursell

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#14 posted 1691 days ago

Hey…Quality work takes time!
Very nice job on a classic Stickley piece.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 1685 days ago

Very nice! Great looking Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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