Mission style bookrack

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Project by Knezha posted 03-30-2007 02:25 AM 1924 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Mission style bookrack was featured on the cover of a recent woodworking magazine and I decided it was just the right small project to expirement with some of the finishing techniques I’d been reading about. It’s made of red oak (admittedly not as authentiquely Mission as I could have been) with an amber dye stain, shellac washcoat, followed by a rosewood glaze.

The pegs are blackwood (who can afford ebony these days!).

-- Daniel in Beautiful Asheville, NC

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#1 posted 03-30-2007 02:31 AM

Nice bookrack. I really like the mission style… Do you remember which woodworking magazine it was in? I would like to know if you could tell me.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 03-30-2007 02:42 AM

Thanks much for the kind words. The reference magazine was American Woodworker (#124) from October 2006. It’s a real straight forward project and works well.

-- Daniel in Beautiful Asheville, NC

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#3 posted 03-30-2007 02:48 AM

Thanks much, I will have to see if I can find that issue. That is one of the only woodworking magazine’s I don’t take!!!!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 03-30-2007 02:50 AM

I really like the lines of the piece

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

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#5 posted 03-30-2007 02:51 AM

I was looking at the magazine rack and its hard to tell if there are pegs in the sliding rail or just square mortise holes.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 03-30-2007 04:00 AM

More beautiful work Daniel. I think the finish turned out wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 03-30-2007 04:32 AM

That is a real slick design.

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#8 posted 03-30-2007 05:10 AM

It has a it of Greene & Greene feel to it. I like it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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