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Book case that was supposed to go in bedroom but ended up in living room because I liked it when it was done. This is my last project with pine. I signed up for a class at tech school and started working on hardwood.

-- curious woodworker

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#1 posted 06-23-2010 01:06 PM


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

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#2 posted 06-23-2010 01:53 PM

Nice, deserves to be displayed in the living room.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 06-23-2010 02:26 PM

Its difficult to make pine look good. You did a great job on the color. You’re flying through the beginner phase. I’ve been doing this for over two years now and you have past me right up.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#4 posted 06-23-2010 02:34 PM

I can see why it is in the living room. That is a one fine bookshelf you have there. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 06-23-2010 02:55 PM

Looks great. Nice job on the finish. I’ve been woodworking for over 10 yrs and still mainly use pine. It fits my ‘rustic’ decor. and my tight pocket! lol I see you started out like me, projects for the yard and bookshelves. It’s a wonderful hobby.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 06-23-2010 03:32 PM

i’m with spaids. that’s a fantastic finish. What did you do?

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#7 posted 06-23-2010 04:14 PM

Great jo, looks good!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 06-23-2010 04:18 PM

Nice book case Kathy

-- wood crafting & classes

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#9 posted 06-23-2010 05:43 PM

Thank you HokieMojo, I sanded – A LOT – because I love sanding. And then it is stained with Summer Oak, I believe it is a Minwax stain. Then I used Poly on it.

-- curious woodworker

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#10 posted 06-23-2010 06:15 PM

It’s a wonderful job with a great looking finish…you should be very proud of the results…Ron

-- "Happiness is creating dust"

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#11 posted 06-23-2010 08:34 PM

thanks for the response. i hoep you don’t give up on pine completely. it came out very nicely.

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#12 posted 06-24-2010 03:42 PM

Really nice work! I like the color. Thanks for sharing!

-- John, Belfair, Washington

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#13 posted 06-28-2010 04:30 AM

Great finish work.

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#14 posted 07-16-2010 06:19 PM

I too, am impressed with the finish you got on this. Pine can splotch terribly, and you succeeded in getting an even, rich finish on it. Very nice.


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#15 posted 07-17-2010 01:08 AM

It’s funny but everyone has said that same thing barbs but what I didn’t know didn’t hurt me! LOL I just finished it, didn’t do anything special so I guess I got lucky!

-- curious woodworker

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