New Mexican Bookshelf

  • Advertise with us
Project by gsuing posted 10-23-2013 04:34 PM 1003 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

8 comments so far

View Jokker78's profile


136 posts in 788 days

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

Very nice

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

View helluvawreck's profile


19527 posts in 1957 days

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

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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

View JohnLee's profile


25 posts in 1390 days

#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

View DocSavage45's profile


6704 posts in 1933 days

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

Very sturdy and clean build!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

18619 posts in 1429 days

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

Nice job

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

View workerinwood's profile


2716 posts in 2158 days

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

Well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View wseand's profile


2716 posts in 2132 days

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

Looks New Mexican to me, great job.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 1266 days

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

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics