Ebonized Ash Bookcase

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Project by TheCaver posted 02-23-2008 05:26 AM 3091 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for the poor pics, it was hard to capture this in a good light. It’s made from solid ash usinf dados, half laps and Miller dowels (I love these things). Shelves are adjustable. Face frame is a glued on, no biscuits or anything.

I have not added the back yet, but it will be a black 1/4 ply.

Finish was tricky, I got the recipe from a fellow on Woodnet so here goes:

2 coats of speedball india ink
1 or 2 coats of zissner shellac
2 coats of Waterlox original
2 coats of 50/50 waterlox original/satin

Rubbed hard with brown paper sack after dried.

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#1 posted 02-23-2008 05:28 AM

Great bookcase. it look great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 02-23-2008 07:11 AM

I like the finish, looks great.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#3 posted 02-23-2008 07:19 AM

Looks Very nice! Interesting finish.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 02-23-2008 11:58 AM

That is definitely a good looking finish. It came out well. Good job.

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#5 posted 02-23-2008 01:46 PM

This is a nice piece. The finish, while dark, still lets the wood grain show. It did come out well.

Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 06-12-2008 07:41 PM

Thats a nice job, on the bookcase.

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#7 posted 07-07-2008 06:23 PM

Beautiful finish !! Did you borrow all of those clamps from Norm Abrams ? lol have a great day : )

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