Bookcase Made from Poplar

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 06-30-2011 06:38 AM 2383 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bookcase Made from Poplar.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 06-30-2011 06:44 AM

Looks great; I like poplar, maybe it is just the supply where I live, but it has a unique greenish tint to it which I haven’t seen in other woods.

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#2 posted 06-30-2011 08:05 AM

Very nice piece.
You put it together before you applied stain/finish, how did you do that?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 10:03 AM

Great bookcase. I haven’t tried using poplar to much well done.

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#4 posted 06-30-2011 01:48 PM

I like poplar it can be stained to look like many different woods.

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 03:13 PM

What techniques/products did you use to stain the poplar?

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#6 posted 06-30-2011 03:36 PM

Looks great, nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 06-30-2011 07:54 PM

Nice work on the book case. Curious how did you do the sides. They look like panels but inside the case it looks solid the whole way down. Nice finish on that. I really like the look.

-- Russ

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#8 posted 06-30-2011 09:27 PM

@brianl: You know, it’s been so long since I made it, I don’t remember how I finished it. I’m new to Lumberjocks and just posting pics of old work :)

@Russ: The sides are solid panels. I cut dadoes to hold the shelves and since I didn’t have clamps long enough to clamp it all up, I screwed through the sides, through the dadoes, into the shelves. I then applied the horizontal pieces to the outside.

-- Aaron

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