Side book shelf

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Project by Ray posted 01-31-2007 05:36 PM 2056 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This book shelf was designed and built for a neighbor. It had to fit into a corner next to their buffet and under a window. I copied the scroll design from the buffet to tie them together. The wanted curved legs so I laid them out on paper first and then a cardboard template and finally an MDF template. After gluing up of the legs I used a band saw to rough cut them out and a router to do the final shaping using the MDF pattern.
The entire project is made of Alder. This was my first attempt to make something without all straight lines. The most difficult part of the project was mounting the lower shelf.

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#1 posted 01-31-2007 06:22 PM

That is a great looking bookshelf. I love the lines of the front legs.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 01-31-2007 07:54 PM

this is wonderful—and you kept it to the neighbour’s request and matched their furniture…
it’s excellent

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-31-2007 11:44 PM

Dataman, I like this one very much. The finish is beautiful as is the whole project. Can you elaborate on your finish?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 02-01-2007 02:49 AM

I used Minwax stain to match their buffet as close as I could and topped it off with two coats of Varathain and a final coat of wax. Almost forgot (how could I) about the sanding between each coat etc.

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#5 posted 08-24-2007 11:00 PM

you do nice work … bet this was fun to make !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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