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Mission Style Bookshelf made from ... Cherry

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Project by JeffG posted 07-29-2013 05:58 PM 1719 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from solid cherry, this mission style bookshelf has two adjustable shelves to maximize storage choices. Dimensions are 60”H x 30”W x 13”D. I cut the plugs with a (newly purchased for this project) 3/8-in plug cutter so I was able to match (somewhat) the grain. Starting from rough cut lumber, I was able to make the shelves 7/8 thick and the legs are 1” thick. With this being my first missions style piece, I was a little worried about not using a back piece to add stability. No worries – it’s solid as a rock. And I was a little worried about a mission style piece not being made of the traditional oak. No worries – looks great to me. Finished with two coats of brush on poly and one coat of wipe on poly.
Thanks for looking -Jeff

-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY





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ajosephg

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 06:34 PM

I’d say it’s a home run, and in my opinion cherry looks just as good or better than QS oak in many pieces.

-- Joe

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BigAndRich

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 07:14 PM

Looks awesome!

-- Rich, Kentucky

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 09:16 PM

Very nicely done—looks great.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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camps764

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 03:15 AM

that finish looks dynamite. very well done!

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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dnick

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#5 posted 07-30-2013 03:21 AM

Really good looking piece. Very nice job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 07-30-2013 05:31 AM

Very nice book shelf and the finish really good…nice job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#7 posted 07-30-2013 08:39 AM

Jeff,very interesting design.

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 07-30-2013 12:22 PM

Great job, the cherry looks amazing! It’s my current favorite wood. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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AngieO

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#9 posted 07-30-2013 01:46 PM

Looks beautiful

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KurtaKalbach

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#10 posted 07-31-2013 01:05 PM

Nice Job!! In my opinion cherry is always a great choice.

-- Kurt K.

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sd80mac

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#11 posted 09-28-2013 02:58 AM

This bookshelf is absolutely beautiful! Excellent job!

Donnell

-- Donnell

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