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Project by DeputyMike posted 10-19-2012 02:24 PM 1036 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a set of bookshelves for a client that came out fairly well. I used import (Chinese I believe) Birch plywood for the cases and solid Maple for the face frames and the doors. One interesting point, I was EXTREMELY happy with the stain on the plywood (Cabot Red Mahogany), I thought it looked great. On the solid Maple on the otherhand, I was VERY dissapointed. The Maple didn’t seem to want to hold the stain at all. So the Maple ended up looking (in my opinion) much worse than the ply and also much lighter. I won’t be using that combination again, however, in the future I won’t be leary of using Chinese Birch ply!





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#1 posted 10-19-2012 02:25 PM

Oh, and this was my first time routing flutes. I was happy with the way they turned out, but what a PAIN to sand the router burn marks out! YUCK

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#2 posted 10-19-2012 04:25 PM

I like Cabot stains. Maple can be a pain to stain though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-19-2012 09:54 PM

Nice job this looks super.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-20-2012 02:22 PM

Well done!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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