My First Cherry Bookshelf

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Project by Anthony Finelli posted 11-10-2010 11:51 PM 1280 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My First Cherry Bookshelf
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First, sorry about the horrible picture, im a better woodworker than photographer!! This was my first bookshelf and project using dimentional lumber, I have been working with rustic stock for years and was looking for something new to try…I bought this cherry from a guy doing portable lumber mill demonstrations at the local county fair. He didn’t want to load all of the lumber on his truck to take it home, so he sold me enough to do this project for .60 cents a bf, it came out to be like $14 total, how could I pass that up!! I definaltly made some mistakes building this like not planning the wood before joining the wood (I though it would be easier and quicker to do it as a 12” board instead of 2 6” boards), I didn’t joint them right so they cupped a little bit (not enough to ruin the project but enough to make you mad). I know there was more but i can’t remember what they were, but, I learned what NOT to do and for the price of that wood I was happy to teach myself and not lose my shirt on the project…

I know it’s a rookie piece, please be kind, I only just started learning how to work with dimentional lumber.

Thanks for looking!

-- Salem, New York "Find something you love to do and you will never have to work another day of your life"

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 12:29 AM

nice work. i have made the same mistake – planing/jointing before rough cutting the parts thinking it would save work. NO and NO. :-)

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 12:45 AM

This is your first cherry bookcase? Only you see the imperfections the rest of us see a nice boookcase.
Very Nice.

PS. For .60 a bf I would follow that guy from fair to fair

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 12:53 AM

Nice bookcase.

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#4 posted 11-11-2010 01:09 AM

Very nice and what a deal you got!!

-- curious woodworker

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#5 posted 11-11-2010 03:05 AM

Looks good to me. I’m planning to build something similar and I’ll be happy if it looks like this.

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#6 posted 11-11-2010 04:49 AM

It looks fine!

Welcome to Lumberjocks, hope you enjoy it as I do!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 11-11-2010 07:07 AM

Looks really good! Especially sweet considering the price you got the cherry for!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 11-13-2010 06:29 PM

Looks fine to me.. I’ve got to build one soon myself for my sons books. They’re overflowing the correct bookcase.

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