|Project by gizmodyne||posted 06-23-2008 12:46 AM||7008 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This project is from Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture by Robert Lange. I have much more about its construction detailed in my blog .
The finish ended up being fumed followed by tinted shellac and dark wax. I like it.
This project looks simple, but has a ton of handwork including the 16 through mortises.
A few pics
A shot of the top in the sun.
Close up on the tusks and through tenons. All handwork.
Looking up at the figure eight clips.
And now a look at the books. The piece was originally made by Elbert Hubbard to display a set of books called Little Journeys. I bought a set on e-bay and they have really cool covers and spines. They include titles like Little Journeys to the Homes of ….. Famous Women or English Authors
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