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This is a very simple book case that I built for a customer.
Took a chance and hope they will like the big knot on the
lower corner. The picture does not do the cabinet justice,
the wood has a lot of color and texture.
-- Bob Kenosha Wi.
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#1 posted 08-01-2011 11:13 AM
I give it a hearty “thumbs up” Bob. That is some sweet looking cherry. It appears to be solid cherry through and through with perhaps just the back being plywood? I hope the knot thing works out for you. I like it but you know how we woodworkers are about knots, grain, etc. What’s the finish on this piece Bob?
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI
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#2 posted 08-01-2011 11:40 AM
Beautiful Cherry : )
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#3 posted 08-01-2011 01:30 PM
Nice job Bob! I’m set to make one of these for my son. Just need to get the wood. hahaDid you go with 1” thick sides?
-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."
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#4 posted 08-01-2011 01:51 PM
Very nice, great job!!
-- Jack, Albuquerque
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#5 posted 08-01-2011 03:45 PM
Looks great to me!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#6 posted 08-01-2011 04:05 PM
That is some beautiful curly cherry. A very nice selection.
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#7 posted 08-01-2011 04:29 PM
Thanks Lenny, solid cherry with a cabinet grade cherry ply backing. The knot wasthru the board I made a puddy out of cherry wood dust and tightbond II to hold it togeather. The colors around the knot made me want to keep the knot I couldn’tthrow it away. The picture just does not capture the color, very rich hues. It wasfinished with formbys Tung oil.
Karson you’ll love this, the cherry is all common stock, Because of the housing market being so flat I buy this wood from the local hard wood guy for about$1.90 a board foot. There might be a board or two that are select grade mixed in.
Chris, It was 4/4 stock the shelves are milled to a standard 3/4 the sides are slightlythicker.
Thanks for the nice comments everyone.
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#8 posted 08-01-2011 06:27 PM
Very NICE, Bob!
That Formbys Tung Oil… Is there more than just Tung Oil in it?If so, what?What makes it better than any other Tung Oil?
I used to see him on TV refinishing furniture… COOL guy… don’t see him anymore…
-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"
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#9 posted 08-01-2011 06:58 PM
Nice job on it. I do love the cherry. The grain is wonderful. I like that you used the knot part. For me, that adds character.
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#10 posted 08-01-2011 07:55 PM
Joe, I just have been using this product, comes in high and low gloss,other than that it’s just tung oil to me. It has always been a good product.
Thanks shop smith, it does look good.
#11 posted 08-01-2011 08:57 PM
Thank you, Bob…
Sounds like it is a varnish or polyurethane mix with tung oil.
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#12 posted 08-03-2011 01:18 PM
Really pretty, Bob! I love the finish on it too. It looks rich and satiny. I think they are going to love it!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
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#13 posted 08-03-2011 04:58 PM
Beautiful Cherry Book Shelf.
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