|Project by Norman1||posted 07-31-2011 04:06 PM||2576 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a cherry bookshelf that I made for our home office. The project is made of many large parts and the overall dimensions of the bookshelf are 96” wide, 84” tall, and 19” deep. Me woodshop is our two car garage and without a project it’s already crowded so this project with several very large parts added many unique challenges to the overall build and finishing process. I finished the bookshelf with a multi layered approach I learned from Teri Masaschi during a finishing workshop (A to Z Finishing) she taught at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The process begins with spraying light golden oak dye then a vinyl sealer to lock in the initial color. After the sealer dries in about 24 hours I hand rubbed burnt umber glaze over the project then buffed the entire project by hand. Big project with lots of hand rubbing. I then sprayed 3 coats of lacquer and rubbed out the finishing 200 hundred hours later starting with wool and finishing with 4000 grit wet sanding with wool lube.
I used plans from the Dec/Jan 2006 Family Handyman and modified dimensions to meet my needs.
-- Michael A. Norman