Mission style bookcase

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Project by Condor1 posted 1574 days ago 1954 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Mission style bookcase is made from Cherry. I’ve have about 150 hours working time in the project, which is a gift for my daughter. The finish is one coat of Boiled Linseed Oil, wiped off after 15 minutes. I waited 4 days and applied one coat of Shellac, followed by two coats of Satin Poluurethane. The doors were the most difficult part but they make the piece.

My interest is mostly Arts and Crafts. Other projects I’ve made are a Bow Arm, Morris chair made from salvaged Cypress from Caddo Lake and a Green & Green, 3 drawer chest of drawers.

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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#1 posted 1574 days ago

very nice indeed

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

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#2 posted 1574 days ago

Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 1574 days ago

Great work…very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1574 days ago

Nice job on this bookcase.

Are you going to post your other work?

Oh, and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- 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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#5 posted 1574 days ago

Your daughter is a lucky lady !!

I just love pieces like this. If you had more pics, including progress pics from along the way, I’d sure like to see them :-)

Welcome to LumberJocks, indeed !!

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 1574 days ago

Nice job on the bookcase.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1573 days ago

Please post the G&G. I also am working on G&G inspired designs….

-- Jerry

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#8 posted 1573 days ago

Nice looking bookcase. How thick are the shelfs?

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#9 posted 1573 days ago

Very nice. Great job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#10 posted 1573 days ago

Very nice job on a classic piece.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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#11 posted 1573 days ago

Very nice! I would love to build something like that, but we don’t have the room. Please post some other projects so I can make you an Arts & Crafts buddy.

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

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#12 posted 1573 days ago

Very, very nice indeed. Looks very solid. An attractive and I would imagine, useful, piece of furniture.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#13 posted 1573 days ago

very good work! love that cherry

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#14 posted 1572 days ago

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#15 posted 1572 days ago

Nice looking bookcase
Welcome to Ljs

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