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Project 1 - bookshelf

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Project by Richard B posted 972 days ago 803 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started woodworking in 2006. My first two projects were rudimentary shop equipment: a table with a couple drawers & a door attached to the top (aka my first bench), and a rolling cart/table for a router table. These were both way too ugly to ever make it out of the basement and into the main house.

This bookshelf was the first project I attempted that ended well. Meaning, in a piece that stayed together, did what it was supposed to do and looked good enough to move upstairs.

It was designed to fit a very particular space in one of the hall closets, to house a collection of philosophy textbooks from undergrad and grad school.

This was also a beta-test across two purposes: 1) to see if I could find adequate supplies to do a project at the local home store (I did). & 2) to assess the aesthetics of a design (in the round) for a planned built-in project for the study.

-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama





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Lifesaver2000

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#1 posted 971 days ago

Looks very nice. What kind of finish is on that?

One of the great things about woodworking is making things to fill a particular need exactly that can’t be bought anywhere.

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Richard B

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#2 posted 971 days ago

Thanks for the comment.

It is white enamel (1 coat, I believe). Primed with kilz. Wood filler putty used to fill in gaps, etc.

-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama

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