|Project by jackmoony||posted 08-22-2012 09:12 AM||2636 views||13 times favorited||17 comments|
My first post here. 6 months ago, I was taking a beginning wood class at the local high school and just happened to mention this to my lawyer, who just happened to have a fairly nice woodshop in his garage and offered unfettered access to me to use it. Combine that with my buddy (who just semi-retired) who loved stickley furniture and showed me what sketchup was, and the wealth of drawings available for anyone who wanted plans to build some really nice furniture.
That’s how it started. I found plans for this bookcase here it lumberjock (plans posted by Schroeder), and couldn’t wait to get started. After many weekends I finally completed it. And I couldn’t be happier with the results!
The bookcase is made up of mostly quartersawn white oak. Only the legs aren’t (probably flat sawn?).
The bookcase has adjustable shelves, greene and greene thinning technique to make the shelve appear to be 3/4” thick instead of 1”.
The finish is ammonia fumed for 30 hours, then a few coats of amber shellac, followed by dark brown paste wax, another coat of shellac, then a clear wax.