Bookcase .. just a bookcase.

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Project by degoose posted 06-11-2009 12:53 AM 1797 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small slab of White Cedar and some fence paling sized bits of Blackheart Sassafrass arrived one day,, can you make a bookcase for my daughter,, he said,, Ok..
I found the plans in Australian Woodworker Magazine,, one of the very few times I have followed plans,, in fact the only time.
I managed to make the bookcase using all but the small flitches off the slab, and the sawdust obviously,,
All the uprights were mortised in,.the drawers were Dovetailed.. my first time for that too.. and If you notice the two drawer fronts are cut from the same board so the grain flows across both, too many details and not enough pics [ I had heaps but can’t find them all],

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 12:59 AM

you are posting faster than i can comment ,
it is nice to see your work ,
like a running story of who you are .
and i am very impressed !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 01:14 AM

You are one busy guy…Larry…. I love your work… Keep em coming…. I’d love to see the close-ups if you can find some….



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#3 posted 06-11-2009 03:16 AM

Nice job Larry.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-11-2009 06:27 AM

Ashame to cover the shelves with books, the wood looks great. It matchs your work


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#5 posted 06-12-2009 12:38 PM

Nice bookcase.

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#6 posted 06-13-2009 04:37 PM

Sort of looks like an arts and crafts style. Very well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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