Mahogany Bookcase

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Project by stevenmadden posted 09-24-2010 06:33 AM 1936 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bookcase is made from solid African mahogany, 3/4” mahogany ply, and 1/4” mahogany ply. The overall dimensions are about 68” tall by 42” wide and 10” deep. Finished with 3 coats General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and a final flash coat of 50% General Finished satin polyurethane and 50% naphtha. Light sanding in between coats, no stain.

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 06:36 AM

Beautiful wood selection, classic, functional design, nicely detailed. Great work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 09-24-2010 07:11 AM

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#3 posted 09-24-2010 09:13 AM

seems it would be top heavy .
wonderful looking drawers.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#4 posted 09-24-2010 09:24 AM

Interesting design…well done.

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#5 posted 09-24-2010 10:49 AM

Great work. I like the grain orientation, specially the drawer’s front.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 09-24-2010 11:48 AM

One to be proud of for sure! Great color and craftsmanship. A++++++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-24-2010 12:57 PM

That’s a beautiful dog!
And a beautiful job you have done, yes I agree, thats one to be proud of (the book case).
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 02:13 PM

Beautiful!! Nice build, like the design and finish.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 09-25-2010 12:26 AM

Nice tails. Great project.

-- Alan, Prince George

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