|Project by TelescopeMaker||posted 05-13-2010 01:09 AM||1241 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a kitchen bookshelf that I just completed. It’s shallow and custom fits the space in our kitchen. It handles all the wife’s cookbooks and below is a hinged out basket to store onions or potatoes (or dog food, but we don’t have a dog anymore). It has raised panels. I made it all with my Ryobi BT3000 saw and a coping saw and an cheap old Vermont American drill press made for my electric drill. I used dowel joinery to put the face onto the sides. The face is mortice and tenon. I cut the mortices with chisels.
The wood is Southern Yellow Pine, and I love the grain, especially the knot on the first shelf with the rays coming out of it. The finish is a “honey” stain over unprotected wood that has been in the kitchen for a couple of years aging on it’s own. My wife Susan and me just finished it up with 3 coats of lacquer and a pretty porcelain knob from HD.
I had a lot of fun with this, and I can’t wait to do another one. Ok, so I am bragging, but it is beautiful.
-- Telescope Maker, Woodworker, Brewer, Gizmologist, Gardner, Lawn Mower