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I finished this bookcase a while back and actually blogged about the entire build on my site. You can find it under the projects section as Hepplewhite Bookcase. Originally the case was to be an experiment in coloring and controlling blotch on pine and made to look like Cherry, but I was vetoed by my client (my wife) when she found a “wonderful” color of paint. In reality I am quite happy with the finish and the look so no harm, no foul.
This case sports French feet typical of Louis 14th furniture or often seen in George Hepplewhite’s design guide. The center shelf is dovetailed in place and I added an integral case bead molding that is set into a shallow rabbet and mitered at the corners as shown in the second photo. This was a fun summer project that employed some classical lines but went a little contemporary at the same time to match the decor of my wife’s office.
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