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New Mexican Bookshelf

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Project by gsuing posted 10-23-2013 04:34 PM 1296 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little bookshelf out of Ponderosa Pine. The shelves are dadoed and have through tenons with Mesquite splines. All the dovetails, diamonds, and ‘M’ decorations are hand cut. And it is my first attempt at adding some decorative carved elements.

I wanted to give it an aged look, so the finish was done as follows:
2 coats of Zinsser amber shellac (1 part shellac, 1 part DNA)
2 coats of a cherry stain, wiped off after 15 minutes each
2 coats of water-based poly
1 coat of Mahogany Briwax





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#1 posted 10-23-2013 04:37 PM

Very nice

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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#2 posted 10-23-2013 04:41 PM

That’s real nice. It does have that style.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 04:57 PM

Very nice Greg! Great use of some of those new tools that you have recently added.

-- John, Omaha

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#4 posted 10-24-2013 12:26 AM

Very sturdy and clean build!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 10-24-2013 07:10 AM

Nice job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 12:17 PM

Well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 10-25-2013 04:32 AM

Looks New Mexican to me, great job.

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#8 posted 10-29-2013 03:29 PM

Pretty bookshelf! Like the beautiful wood and the carvings are great accents. Great work!

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