Arts and crafts bookcase

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Project by CarlR posted 03-07-2010 10:23 PM 2337 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed this bookcase. Constructed with quartersawn oak throughout.
Finished with Minwax provincial stain and Cabot wipe on satin poly.
I borrowed ideas from two different plans and added a few ideas of my own.
Turned the knobs and after 4 tries I ended up with two!

-- Carl R Mesaros

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#1 posted 03-07-2010 10:33 PM

Excellent work!

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

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 10:37 PM


-- -erik & christy-

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#3 posted 03-07-2010 10:49 PM

Very nice Carl. The color is excellent. Is that side-table in the pic one of yours as well?

-- Darren

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#4 posted 03-07-2010 10:57 PM

Great bookcase

-- wood crafting & classes

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#5 posted 03-07-2010 11:08 PM

The end table was not made by me. We purchased two end tables and a coffee table a few years ago (before I started woodworking_
I like the mission style furniture.

-- Carl R Mesaros

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#6 posted 03-07-2010 11:18 PM

Nice looking bookcase.

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#7 posted 03-08-2010 12:11 AM

Nice bookcase that appears to be well built.

I do like the QSWO!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 03-08-2010 12:41 AM

Beautiful cabinet, very nice work

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#9 posted 03-08-2010 12:55 AM

Very nice, Carl. And you did a great job on those door knobs, even if it did take many tries. Beautiful.


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#10 posted 03-08-2010 01:08 AM

Really nice knobs (can I say that?)... I am eyeing the end table next to the cabinet too!

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#11 posted 03-08-2010 04:35 AM

Nice looking book case. Great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#12 posted 03-08-2010 05:16 AM

Beautiful looking book case. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 03-08-2010 02:35 PM

Wonderful build. Beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 03-08-2010 06:50 PM

That’s very nice! Did you make the end table too? Can you post a closer photo of the finish? I would like to make something similar to NYW’s mesquite bookcase, but right now we don’t have the room for a monster like that. What plans did you use?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#15 posted 03-08-2010 08:23 PM

Just beautiful!!

-- -- Neil

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