|Project by vipond33||posted 06-29-2012 04:09 AM||3817 views||50 times favorited||39 comments|
I’ve never been much for making projects from plans (get quite enough of that at work thank you) for I like to experiment and design on my own or build in part on others ideas. Just small stuff you know.
About 90 days ago though your honor, a little cutey beckoned me with her little finger from GBishop’s project pages, for G had made a real nice Craftsman’s style book rack in white oak.
As mentioned by him, it was made from a plan from Woodsmith magazine, issue 171, so I downloaded a copy and was pleasantly surprised by the publication. Not all hoity toity like Fine Woodworking sometimes is but with personal, comfortably written build articles containing clear diagrams and instructions. How nice not to have to think at all (a cutting list!), and though I made one minor modification to allow a fully housed joint, it was a case of relax and just do it.
My copy is made in walnut and though the article enjoined you to try making carved end panels I couldn’t quite do it. I chickened out. Instead I used Tamo ash veneered raised panels bordered in walnut, and I also departed from the plain shelf by inlaying the veneer there as well.
Tamo ash is also known as Japanese ash, a rather expensive veneer (I had a huge free sample) It is not generally available in solid stock cause they keep it to themselves it seems. But the veneer alone has magnificent movement with changing light and viewing positions. This really does not show up well in these photos. I wonder how it’s done.
That’s one favourite made, a couple hundred to go.
90 days I got.
8 3/4” x 20 3/4” x 11”
About 20 hrs.
Build on LJ’s.
loaded for bear
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