|Project by Scott||posted 05-27-2013 07:13 PM||1740 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I made this with the cheapest dimensional pine lumber from the big box store. It is styled like an antique Shaker cupboard that I like. The shelves are set in grooves for support just like the cupboard did it. The back is ship lapped 1/2 inch boards. The finish is my version of a pumpkin pine finish which is what pine looks like after it has aged a long time. It is four coats of amber shellac mixed with several oil stains with 600 grit sanding after each coat, and the final coat is polyurethane with 0000 steel wool afterwards.
It is 32×53 1/2×9 1/2. The bottom two shelves have 12 inches clearance for books, and the top two have 10 1/2 inches clearance.
Here is a photo of the antique 1850 Shaker cupboard on Fine Woodworking: http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/101651/shaker-cupboard
-- Scott in North Carolina