First Piece of Furniture - Bookshelves

  • Advertise with us
Project by BuzzBate posted 645 days ago 752 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.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

5 comments so far

View Oldtool's profile


1775 posts in 815 days

#1 posted 644 days ago

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.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13728 posts in 963 days

#2 posted 644 days ago

Nice looking project. Great helper.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View workerinwood's profile


2708 posts in 1692 days

#3 posted 644 days ago

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

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View Fishinbo's profile


11216 posts in 800 days

#4 posted 644 days ago

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

View BuzzBate's profile


101 posts in 656 days

#5 posted 643 days ago

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

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase