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Project by vind posted 07-09-2016 11:47 PM 946 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I’ve had in mind for a few years. My old bookcase was big, old and dark stained. So a new one was needed/wanted. All frame and panel and M&T construction. The panels are 1/2 cherry ply but I used the rotory cut on the back of the sheet as it is kind of different and interesting. Finish is one coat of Watco Natural Danish oil and 5 coats of wipe on. The legs are 1 3/4” sq and the top 1” thick so I elemented one shelf to give it a lighter look and it turned out alright. I like the proportions. The rail and stiles are milled with a shaker bit set which give it a slight bevel so I matched the top. There is a matching desk which about 95% finished so I’ll be all matchie. There may a matching file cabinet for a fall project.

Thanks for looking, Vince

-- a dull chisel is just a fancy screwdriver





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#1 posted 07-10-2016 12:27 AM

Nice! I agree with the proportions – looks great.

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#2 posted 07-10-2016 12:49 AM

Nice work.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#3 posted 07-10-2016 04:21 AM

That’s a super looking bookcase and it will only look better with time as the cherry ages and darkens.

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#4 posted 07-10-2016 12:42 PM

Vince, these really look nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 07-10-2016 02:33 PM

Can’t go wrong with cherry.
Nice bookcase.

-- Gary, Florida

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#6 posted 07-10-2016 05:43 PM

Thanks everyone

-- a dull chisel is just a fancy screwdriver

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#7 posted 07-11-2016 09:31 PM

Sweet looking case. Two things you did in which you can’t go wrong: Shaker, and cherry. A matching desk will go great with this.
I’m still trying to determine what you mean by: The panels are 1/2 cherry ply but I used the rotory cut on the back of the sheet, can you explain?
Thanks

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#8 posted 07-12-2016 12:55 AM

I totally agree about cherry and shaker. Love the simple lines and the natural beauty of cherry.

If you look at the second picture you can see the grain of the ply. It looks like edge grain and I may be wrong but that is what they call a rotory cut I believe. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Vince


Sweet looking case. Two things you did in which you can t go wrong: Shaker, and cherry. A matching desk will go great with this.
I m still trying to determine what you mean by: The panels are 1/2 cherry ply but I used the rotory cut on the back of the sheet, can you explain?
Thanks

- Oldtool


-- a dull chisel is just a fancy screwdriver

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