|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 736 days ago||871 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
736 days ago
We are moving my Mother into a retirement home. As a consequence of the move, she asked me if I wanted this book shelf. I had never seen it before. Mom told me that it was one of Dad’s high school shop projects.
This would have been made in the mid-1930s, probably with no power tools. Oh how I wish I had known about this before Dad died. I would love to know how he cut the dado. I’m even more interested in how he put that design on the end.
It looks like pine with a dark stain/finish. It looks like he might have punched a rough surface into the side and created a design while doing so, which he painted. It’s very interesting to me.
Has anyone ever seen anything like this and/or do you know how work like this was done?
As an FYI – This little bookshelf held Dad’s diaries. He started a daily diary at age 16 and kept it going until just prior to his death at age 89. I’m looking forward to some interesting reading.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.