|Project by Mike Shea||posted 07-08-2008 12:15 AM||2619 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
I just finished this bookcase last week. i have to say that i really enjoyed this project. the customer wanted something that looked verry traditional without all of the itriquit carvings and appliques. it needed to fit into a somwhat contemporary eclectic livingroom. So the design needed to be simple and large enough to acomidate plenty of books and decorations.
the case work was verry simple with only one fixed shelf in the center. everything above and below that is adjustable as she wanted.
after the casework was finished i dressed it up with an arched face frame. i installed a light in the top of the case to give the top shelf light for eclectic decorations. once that was finished i made the bracket feet. making the bracket feet was a verry fun procces. it took time to come up with the right hieth, shape, and bend of the knees to fit my particular project. i found a whole bunch of diferent foot designs on the internet but i had to make my own template to acomidate for the wide and tall case.
the crown moulding i made from 8/4 stock. i ran it through the table saw at an angle to acomplish the radius of the cove that i was looking for. i tacked it to the case with brads and glue. i then added aditional router bit profiles above and below the cove to add character.
a fun project indeed it was finished with nothing more than linseed oil and a buff coat of clear shellac.
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