First Piece of Furniture - Bookshelves

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Project by Brian posted 11-14-2012 01:12 AM 1070 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve just started woodworking recently and am trying to learn to make furniture. My wife moved into a new classroom this year and was not provided bookshelves. It was made entirely out of 3/4 inch oak plywood with the exception of the 4/4 oak facing. The stain (Polyshades) turned out kinda nuts, but it was a learning process. My wife was extremely happy to have them in her classrooom and they fit perfectly (1/2 inch on either side) in the area that was available.

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 02:17 AM

I’d say they upturned out pretty nice. Don’t know what you mean by “kinda nuts”, but I think you are referring to a possible blotch effect by the stain. If so, you might want to check out these pages:

Thanks for showing.

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 05:51 AM

Nice looking project. Great helper.

Welcome to LJ’s

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

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 02:24 PM

Well done, looks great!! We learn with every project. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 11-14-2012 09:39 PM

I like it a lot. I love the warm colors.

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 07:21 PM

Thanks for the links. I’ll definitely try some new techniques next time.

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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