Sassafras bookcase

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Project by Gibsonman posted 02-04-2018 02:26 AM 340 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project came about after i lost most of my book collection last spring in our flooded basement. I had talked about building a bookcase for the house for a while but it never made it to the top of the list. This left most of my books in boxes in the basement. Unfortunately our basement flooded last spring and i lost most of them. Now that I’ve started rebuilding my collection i decided i needed somewhere to put them. I had several boards of sassafras laying around the shop and liked the way they looked. This was a quick project that only took 3 or 4 hours total to finish. The shelves are set in dadoes. The finish is danish oil which darken the golden color a little but it turned out pretty good. This was a fun project that was one of the rare ones i got to keep(usually i’m building stuff for other people). Thanks for looking.

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 07:40 PM

This is a nice looking bookcase.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 02-04-2018 10:50 PM

nice job !

does the wood smell like Cocoa Cola or Root Beer ??

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#4 posted 02-05-2018 12:15 AM

Sorry about your books. I hope this bookcase keeps the rest of them safe.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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