|Project by RandallEdick||posted 02-15-2012 01:49 AM||5228 views||25 times favorited||44 comments|
Made from Walnut stock. I used an old method for creating the shelf supports which I’m pleased with. The Acanthus leaf carvings were hand carved, I left the chisel marks to distinguish it from N.C. machine made.
If you’re interested in how to build the “sawtooth” shelf supports see: http://www.finewoodworking.com/subscription/build-a-cherry-bookcase-video-series/
You need a subscription to finewoodworking (recommended) to see it, so if you don’t have one, it’s done on a table saw in a method similar to making dentil molding, that is, on a sled with a “key” set into the sled. It takes 3 passes one at 45, one 90 and another with a dado blade to clean out the bottom of the tooth. It’s done on one wide board, which is then ripped to make supports which match exactly.
The cremone bolts and parliment hinges came from Van Dykes www.vandykescom. The bolts are solid brass and an excellent value (1/4 of what I saw elsewhere).
Bookcases might, arguably, be obsolete, but home offices are NOT, and this added a LOT to the office.