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Project by darryl posted 11-21-2014 02:04 AM 1511 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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yes, i am still building!

this is a bookshelf i’ve just finished for my youngest daughter. the design isn’t original, but the addition of the back was one i added to prevent racking.

simply made of 2”x8”s :)

I used minwax “honey” stain and a few coats of tung oil. I’m pretty happy with how it came out.

now on to the bed frame project…

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 02:12 AM

Good to see you posting, Darryl! Nice segmented vase, too!

I like the book shelf!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 02:20 AM

Long time, no see. The case looks good.
Nice to see you’re still making sawdust.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 11-21-2014 02:24 AM

i love the design even if it is not original. very functional. thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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#4 posted 11-21-2014 03:38 AM

I have a plan similar to this I plan to build. Always liked the design!! Yours is great!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 11-21-2014 02:10 PM

Looks good.
I would have extended the side rails and mounted the top and bottom shelf to the inside of those rails so you wouldn’t see their end grain when you look from the side. Just my 2 cents.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 11-21-2014 05:56 PM

Simple but beautiful design. It will be perfect for her.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 11-22-2014 03:19 AM

Great looking Shelves Darryl, and Great to see you around Buddy!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 11-23-2014 07:29 AM

Very cool. Love “simple” projects like this.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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