|Project by jmos||posted 06-28-2012 04:05 PM||3553 views||11 times favorited||16 comments|
This bookcase was from a PW plan. I had the article in a PW Arts & Crafts book, and bought the plan from Bob Lang’s website http://craftsmanplans.com/Furniture%20Plans_4.htm Good plan overall; I had a couple of questions that Bob answered very quickly when I emailed him. Did find one problem; there was an error in the dimensions of the door parts, and I ended up milling the door twice. If you use these plan take a real hard look at the door part dimensions.
The bookcase is 57.5” tall, 32.5” wide, and 13” deep, the top is 36” wide and 14” deep.
The bookcase is made from quarter sawn white oak. Top, shelves, bottom, and sides are laminated from narrower stock. There are 4 through tenons at the bottom. The face has a few details to give some dimension; the angled blocks at the top, the long raised strips down each side of the front, and a raised strip at the bottom.
The back is a frame and ship lapped panel. The door has one intermediate stile and two intermediate rails that are half lapped together. All the door and face frame joints are mortise and tenon.
The lower door glass is plain window glass. The upper panes are also window glass, but made out of 4 pieces and joined with the copper foil method. I still need to get some black patina to knock down the shiny solder lines.
The finish came out a bit darker than I intended, but I’m happy with it. Used a dye and a glazing stain, then finished with shellac.
I have to say QSWO was more difficult to work than I expected; lots of use of the cabinet scraper. Most all my planes caused some degree of tear out.
This is far from perfect, but there aren’t any glaring errors. Overall I’m pretty happy with this, and so is the Wife.