|Project by Durbs75||posted 11-16-2016 11:20 AM||652 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
When I say pictures don’t do this bookcase justice, I mean PICTURES DON’T DO THIS BOOKCASE JUSTICE!!!!! You gotta see this in person to see the sheer size and finish on this beauty!! This is a “new” bookcase crafted to appear to be an antique and very old. That’s why I said what I did above, if you look at the finish, you really couldn’t tell if it’s new or old. It turned out perfect!!
My client and I both designed this project and we came up with this final design. It features a unique shelf system known as a saw tooth shelf design. It’s been around for hundreds of years but it was perfect to use on this project because it makes it look dated. The wood chosen was #2 yellow pine to add character. All of the trim work is made in my shop. The overall finish is an onyx black paint sprayed on in 2 coats with an hvlp sprayer, distressed as shown, and then 3 coats of a clear satin acrylic water white poly. I thinned down the paint using the following recipe (3/4 gallon paint, 6 ounces water, and 5 ounces of Floetrol. Mix with a paint paddle in a drill, strain as you pour, and go to work!!). The overall dimensions of this bookcase is 10 ft 9 inches wide by 7 feet 6 inches tall by 16 1/2 inches deep. There are 3 sections that make up the entire project.