|Project by woodcut||posted 426 days ago||1219 views||19 times favorited||10 comments|
I came across a 1×6 of curly maple at our local Menards about a year ago, so badly twisted and crooked that i knew it would have to be chopped up to be of any use. It was on sale and I had a coop-on so I bought it and squirreled it away for the right project.
When SWMBO showed me a pic of a book rack and asked me to make one, the little light came on. I didn’t even bargain for a new tool I “needed” to make it with. It took me a few weekends to make.
The maple is finished with a dye stain and linseed oil, the panels are mahogany veneer over 1/4” plywood, finished with a red mahogany stain, paste filler, linseed oil, and shellac. Everything got several coats of gloss poly then assembled with countersunk screws. A liberal application of wax between the bottom pieces helped a lot in adjusting the width.
Maple pieces are 1 3/4” wide and overall the rack is about 11×13 by 12” wide when fully collapsed.
(The pic had the rails over the stiles, so that’s how I made mine…..)
I’ve made it a point to scan through the lumber there ever since.
Thanks for looking!
-- Carl, Iowa