|Project by Andy||posted 07-22-2013 06:34 AM||1406 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my first post. I have been browsing the site for a few years getting inspiration from all of your projects. I have been woodworking on and off for many years. Most of my work has been done in my shop class in high school or in other men’s shops other the years. This is one of the first projects that I completed in my own shop.
The project was inspired by the leaning bookshelves that you can find in many department stores. I was looking for a high quality version that was made from solid wood. The shelf is all glued together with no metal fasteners unlike the department store versions.
The entire project is made from solid African Mahogany. All of the individual shelves are made from a single piece of mahogany except the bottom which is made from two pieces glued together. The side supports are made from a single piece of 6/4 mahogany. The shelfs are dadoed into the side support posts and then glued into position.
I finished it with a coat of shellac followed by a gel stain and a few coats of poly.
I hope you enjoy it!