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Project by j_dubb posted 294 days ago 998 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s funny how I find myself wanting to start off my project posts with “My wife wanted….”

At any rate, having said that: My wife wanted a small book shelf to put in the kitchen for cookbooks ‘n such.

I had some pine left over from my introduction to beginner woodworking wherein I constructed a pine bookcase (I will not be posting a project entry for that as I made entirely too many errors, but I learned a heck of a lot too).

Using a piece of plywood I created a template for the sides and marked the mortises. Once that was finished I cut the shelves out and did a dry fit. My cuts could have been much more accurate than they were, but overall I was happy with it.

Did the glue-up and then stained with Watco Dark Walnut and finished up with some wipe-on poly. I should probably take a picture of it in action instead of just sitting in the garageshop!

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 294 days ago

Very nicely done—happy wife, happy life.

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 293 days ago

Cool shelf.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 293 days ago

I like it! Simple, elegant and you got to learn new skills. I’m sure you have a happy wife now, very nice!

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Scott

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#4 posted 293 days ago

Nice job. Doesn’t even really look like pine after the Watco. I find sometimes doing a smaller project like this pays huge dividends in the long run.

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#5 posted 291 days ago

Nice bookshelf.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 289 days ago

Looks good and well made. Like the joints and finish. I’m sure she likes it. Great job!

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