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Maple and birch ply bookcase

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Project by Kaleb the Swede posted 06-13-2013 01:08 AM 1106 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first thing I will ever be paid for (hopefully if she likes it). It is 6 feet tall 2 feet wide. Finish is rust oleum dark walnut, polyurathane, and Danish oil on the maple and oak dowels. I used Rick Peckovich’s method for the poly where you flood it then wipe it back, put it on with 400wet dry sand paper, then 2 more light coats, followed by finishing wax. The finish came out like glass. The dowels didn’t need to be there but it helped to hold the maple dadoed into the birch ply, and I thought that it pulled the colors together. Hope you like it.

The Swede

-- Just trying to build something beautiful





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 01:24 AM

Looks good, she will like it is my prediction.

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BigRedKnothead

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 01:48 AM

The bookcase looks great. But your camera skills are as bad as mine;-) Buy some fun wood or tools with the proceeds. Very rewarding.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 02:29 AM

It’s not the camera skills, I just stand sideways is all, no I would definitely agree my camera skills are less than absolutely terrible. But your pictures are fine to me. Maybe this is another area I need to develop, taking better pictures. Never really been a camera guy.

Thanks for the comments guys. For some reason I can never get the pictures to come upright from my ipad, and then it was out of batteries so I can’t right them. Maybe tomorrow when the darn thing is charged. Thanks again

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 07:54 PM

Looks great and well crafted. Like the simple design, wood combo and the great storage. Good job!

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