|Project by AgentTwitch||posted 05-12-2012 04:38 PM||4775 views||20 times favorited||12 comments|
I just finished this bookshelf for a friend who is completing his masters degree in theology. Over the course of the past few years he has collected lots of books! I found some white pine that was removed from a church steeple during a renovation. After lots of sanding, there are still some pitch pockets, nail holes, water stains and some of that blue staining pine can get. He didnt want me to hide any of the pine’s defects (and I even added my own by dropping pipe clamps on it and scratching some other surfaces while moving a tool out of the way…completely on purpose, of course…:-/
The bookshelf is about 55” tall, 34” wide and 13” deep. It has adjustable wooden standards that allow you to adjust the shelves every 3”. It is made entirely of eastern white pine, the back is ship-lapped with cock bead detail.
It is naturally finished with BLO, satin poly and rubbed out with #0000 steel wool. I hope that its final location in his house will have plenty of light to make it turn that wonderful orange that EWP turns with age/light.
Lots of lessons learned on this. Took entirely too long to build. Looking forward to the next project.
-- Regards, Norm