|Project by sawdust55109||posted 01-23-2011 06:31 AM||3515 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
The teenage daughter asks “Daddy, can you please build me a bookcase? I need somewhere to put all my books.”
Never built anything like that before and said “Of course”.
She then went through my list of plans that I had and picked one out.
Next question was “What type of wood?”
She went with me to the lumber yard and picked out some Brazilian Cherry. I bought a bunch of 8/4 10”wide boards and went to the shop.
I figured I’d just re-saw the boards like I always do but WOW, is that stuff hard and dense.
I’d just tuned up the Delta 14” that has a riser block. Fresh re-saw wide blade and all.
I knew this wood was dense but HOLY COW!! I was waiting for the sparks to start flying..
The Delta just didn’t have the horsepower to re-saw jatoba. Time to move to her next choice of wood.
Quarter-sawn red oak.
The instructions on the plan were really simple and the unit has “Knock-Down” hardware for easy assembly and moving.
I changed the molding at the top from a basic cove to a more detailed edge.
After several coats of wipe-on poly, it now sits in her room and I have a happy, smiling daughter.
One good thing about the project was it proved I needed a bigger, better bandsaw. Looks like one will be on the horizon shortly.
Thanks for looking