Stickley #700 glass front bookcase

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Project by Philfranklin posted 10-06-2014 09:17 PM 3179 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pair of Ellis-Stickley cabinets is based on the #700 Stickley plan. I modified the dimensions to accomodate my piano rolls. I also had to adjust the width because of the space where these reside. The scaling of the doors required the square lead windows be smaller but maintains the relation to the three subsections. Like the other Stickley reproduction pieces in the house, these are quarter sawn red oak. Finish sequence is analine dye, oil stain, oil seal, grain filler, 4 coats tung oil, rubbed down, 2 more coats oil.

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 09:22 PM


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#2 posted 10-06-2014 09:34 PM

These came out great. I have been studying Stickley case design lately. It sure uses a lot of lumber, but the result is like nothing else.
Great, great job on these beautiful bookcases.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 09:42 PM

These are inspiring! Everything you touch comes out just right! Great job!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 09:45 PM

Thanks, pinto! As i knew each cabinet would be filled completely with piano rolls, obscuring the view of the back, i used 3/4” red oak quarter sawn plywood for the back. The shelves i also used remainders of the ply, edge banded. This quickened the pace and expedited the construction.

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 09:56 PM

Beautiful work!

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#6 posted 10-06-2014 10:09 PM


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#7 posted 10-06-2014 10:54 PM

Hey, Phil, I have been wondering what you have been doing. The cases are extraordinary, as always. Thanks for sharing.

-- Art

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#8 posted 10-06-2014 11:15 PM

Nicely done! I’ve missed seeing your work. What type of dye and stain did you use?

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#9 posted 10-07-2014 12:02 AM

Some nice pieces to go with your other nice pieces.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 10-07-2014 12:24 AM

Vincent, TT dye in alcohol. Plain old minwax oil stain. Oil based tinted dark grain filler from the local paint store.

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#11 posted 10-07-2014 12:47 AM

Beautiful Stickley bookcases! You’re getting me inspired to do some Stickley pieces myself!

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#12 posted 10-07-2014 04:00 AM

They look great!

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#13 posted 10-07-2014 07:17 PM

looks great

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