mission inspired bookcase

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Project by buck_cpa posted 02-11-2014 10:53 PM 1115 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife told me my next project better be a solution to my ever-growing pile of books. I really liked the wedged/tusk idea for the shelves I saw in an American Woodworking magazine plan. My finished bookcase was much different from the one in the magazine due to material constraints. I used what I had on hand: 4/4 ash (sides), 7/8 poplar (shelves), and walnut for the wedges. The poplar was given to me from a farmer who had it sitting in his uncovered barn for 30 years. I planed it down and came out pretty cool… not fine furniture, but still kind of gnarly. I finished with with danish oil (natural) and some paste wax.

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#1 posted 02-12-2014 12:25 AM

Love the joinery!

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#2 posted 02-12-2014 07:20 PM

Yep, great choice of joinery – livens it up!

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 10:15 PM

Like the tusked through tennons – the contrast is really attractive.

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