Bookcases! The Wife needed Bookcases!

  • Advertise with us
Project by Branden posted 02-02-2007 09:48 PM 3640 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, she got them, 8’ tall in fact! I enjoyed making these and it gave me an opportunity to break out my new paneling bits. I used Ebony stain on all of the Birch pieces which I actually found disappointing as I could have simply painted them with black enamel. I typically like to see the natural grain at the end of the project (call me a Purist), but these turned out pretty sharp nonetheless.

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

8 comments so far

View dennis mitchell's profile

dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 5562 days

#1 posted 02-02-2007 10:36 PM

They came out pretty nice. That is a dark stain, but looks good from here.

View MsDebbieP's profile


18619 posts in 5408 days

#2 posted 02-02-2007 11:42 PM

they look beautiful… AND they will hold a book or two :)

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

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 5547 days

#3 posted 02-03-2007 12:50 AM

Beautiful Branden.
I think using stain you must still be able to see the grain figure, I think it beats out paint.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

View jpw1995's profile


377 posts in 5545 days

#4 posted 02-14-2007 10:07 PM

Hey Branden,

The bookcases look great. I’m getting ready to build a wine cabinet for my girlfriend, and she wants it to be black. I’m going to build if out of birch and poplar, and I was debating ebony stain vs. black paint. Did any grain at all show through the stain? If you had to do it again would you stain or paint? Thanks for your help.

-- JP, Louisville, KY

View David's profile


1969 posts in 5386 days

#5 posted 02-14-2007 10:51 PM

Very nice. A dark looking piece that looks great instlled. I think I see a pachinko game in the background? Reminds me of living in Guam – these were very popular and plentiful from Japan.


View Bogeyguy's profile


548 posts in 3315 days

#6 posted 03-01-2013 02:45 PM

Birch is tough to stain, especially with a dark stain like ebony. They look good in the photo.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 4920 days

#7 posted 03-01-2013 02:47 PM

Beautiful bookcases.

View Bogeyguy's profile


548 posts in 3315 days

#8 posted 03-01-2013 02:48 PM

Did you furnish a step stool to reach the top shelf?? LOL! By the way, you mentioned using your new panel bits?? Not sure I see a panel bevel??

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics