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Project by treedigger posted 1308 days ago 1466 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bookcase I just finished for my oldest daughter. I used cherry for the frame and curly maple for the panels.Construction was m&t and floating panels, and finished with blo and Mcfadden’s wipe on gel poly stain(grizzly carrys it)If you never tried the wipe on gel, it is the nicest stuff I have worked with yet, it is idiot proof(wich i need)dries rapidly and takes a lot of the blotchiness out of the cherry.





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TheGravedigger

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#1 posted 1308 days ago

Really nice two-toned effect. Simple & clean. Nice piece.

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 1308 days ago

One never has enough space for all their books. A beautiful bookcase for your daughter to cherish for a lifetime.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Buche

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#3 posted 1308 days ago

Very nice indeed. I love the clean lines, and cherry w/ maple is probably my favorite wood combination. May I ask how you fixed the shelves? are they adjustable?
many thanks for sharing this nice piece!

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McLeanVA

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#4 posted 1308 days ago

Stunning piece of work. I love the combination of species. Great tip on the gel. I haven’t tried it before, but will consider it on some pieces. I love the detail of the smoothed edges/corners. Very quality touch. Are the shelves fixed? If so, how did you fix them without nails/screws? Overall stellar work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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treedigger

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#5 posted 1308 days ago

Thanx everybody, your compliments make all those hours (even though I love every minute of it)of work very gratifying.As for the shelves they are semi-adjustable. What I mean is, they are supported by metal L-bracket support pins,so instead of sitting under they kinda sit behind the shelf and reach under. The placement was determined by the size of the books she showed me, so if we need to move a shelf I will need to drill four new holes, which is worth the tradeoff, since i’m not a huge fan of the rows of holes up and down the inside of cabinets and bookcases.

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Hallmark

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#6 posted 1308 days ago

Great looking bookcase. Nice touch having a step back (G&G) on the lower half of the shelves.

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

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#7 posted 1308 days ago

Very nice looking bookcase, love the wood combination. Definitely one that will stay in the family for generations to come. Great work!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Stosh

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#8 posted 1307 days ago

Very well executed! nice job.

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