Quartersawn White Oak Arts and Crafts Tabletop Sliding Bookrack Stickley Reproduction

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 2545 days ago 4848 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 6 years ago while surfing eBay I stumbled upon a cool bookrack auction. It was a marked Gustav Stickley bookrack. I saved it to my favorites and watched it sell. It closed at $800.

Saving the pictures and dimensions from ebay for a later project, I sketched it in Autocad.
About 2 months later I made two of them and was very happy to sell one of them on eBay for $129 the following week.

This one has sat on a shelf in my office ever since.

Quartersawn white oak, mortice and tennon contruction, oak pegged made with adjustable slide made on the tablesaw.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 2545 days ago

Really like that Dan. Wouldn’t want to give up the dimensions would ya??? :>)

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

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#2 posted 2545 days ago

Looks heavy duty.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 2545 days ago

I like it, Dan.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2545 days ago

I see you’re up to your usual good work, Dan. I really like it .

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2545 days ago

Did you fume it Dan or stain it?
Nice job BTW.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 2545 days ago

Hi Dan,

Interesting design, regarding the sliding dovetail extemsion of it. ( I’m guessing there dovetails).

Very nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 2545 days ago

Good stuff!

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#8 posted 2545 days ago

Wow! It looks robust! Nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 2545 days ago

very cool…too bad yours did not fetch the price of the original…because your craftsmanship is excellent…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 2544 days ago

Dimensions of this bookrack:
ends are 7×7 inches
rack closed is 11 inches
fully extended is 18 inches

I stained it using dark oak anilyne dye and Minwax red mahoagny stain, followed by poly and garnet shellac.

It is not a sliding dovetail. It is dado and tennon construction. Trick to making it tight yet moving freely is the tennon is a easy slip fit in the dado and therails have a slight toe-in and toe-out to created a slight interferance fit. Did this by making spacing blocks for the ends of the rails when gluing up the tennons in the ends.

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback !! attached is a link to the auction will write more in my ebay blog.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 2542 days ago

That’s real nice workmanship. A little heavy for my personal taste, but clearly well crafted and nicely executed.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#12 posted 2516 days ago

Very nice Dan! That will last a lifetime.Thanks for sharing.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#13 posted 1834 days ago

Very nice. Simple and functional. I may have to try one.

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#14 posted 1834 days ago

Exquisite….very nice…and the finish is perfect….good luck on the auction….it should fetch a tidy sum…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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