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Project by Dean J posted 01-26-2010 02:51 AM 1686 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s a bookcase in plainsawn red oak, designed to match the built-in bookcases in the arts and crafts style house I live in. The finish matches well on color; it’s General Finishes java gel stain. Only major problem was that I sanded to 220 – probably too far – before staining, which made it somewhat blotchy on the sides of the case. Pretty happy with this one, as it’s a good fit for the room.





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#1 posted 01-26-2010 03:01 AM

Nice bookcase!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 03:05 AM

Looks good to me. Nice job Dean.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 04:01 AM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 06:38 AM

Why does sanding to 220 make it blotchy? I often sand to 220… sometimes to 320. Only because if 180 is good, then 220 or 320 is better. Just asking to understand finishing a little more…

-- Good energy perpetuates good energy!

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 04:53 PM

Nice bookcase, Wecome to LJ.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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