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Bookcases in "cherry"

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Have recently finished two (of four) bookcases for my study. They are “cherry” – okay, not really. They are birch/birch plywood throughout. Quite a bit of the hardwood has curly figure in it that mimics cherry. The finishing regimen:
1) Round One – a thin coat of red mahogany/golden oak/black TransTint dyes
2) Round Two – a drenching coat Watco Danish Oil/Cherry Tint
3) Round Three – another drenching coat of #2
4) Round Four – wipe down remaining #2/#3
5) Round Five – mopped with Waterlox
6) Round Six – after lightly sanding smooth #5, again mopped with Waterlox
7) Round Seven – repeat #6
8) Round Eight – wax/buff

I’ve left the edge of the picture in the snapshot to show the cases next to it. The frame (which I made a couple years ago) is solid cherry. The cases are “faux” cherry and while not an exact match, it is close enough to fool the casual observer.

Two down, two more to go.




-- † Hops †





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Brandon

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#1 posted 1224 days ago

Those look very nice! I really like the color.

And I recognize Kaesemann’s Commentary on Romans in that last picture. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1224 days ago

Nice looking bookcases.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Matt Stauffer

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#3 posted 1223 days ago

That is one really large Bible you have there!

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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gpastor

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#4 posted 1222 days ago

Very nice bookcase and I’ll try not to covet your books ;)

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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