New bookshelf

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Project by JackStraw76 posted 03-15-2020 11:31 PM 731 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first got into woodworking 3 years ago, my first project was a pine bookshelf that I assembled using dowels, but I didn’t know what I was doing, so over the next 2 years it started to lean and sag. Last fall, I decided to build a replacement out of cherry, so I was looking online for an idea that I liked. I found a sketch with no dimensions or details of any kind, but I liked the way it looked. I had to scale it to the corner I wanted to put it in, as there’s a doorway on one wall and a picture window on the other. I don’t have a dado blade, so all of the dadoes and rabetts were cut one saw kerf at a time, but I think the final product turned out well

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#1 posted 03-16-2020 12:11 PM

Hope you don’t mind, the orientation was hurting my head.

I like it. Nice design.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#2 posted 03-16-2020 12:45 PM

Very cool design.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#3 posted 03-17-2020 01:52 PM

Looks great. I like the final color too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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