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Thread: Small Oak Bookcase, with Mission inspired details

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario

    Small Oak Bookcase, with Mission inspired details

    Here is a small bookcase that I completed in January.

    It started when I came across some lovely 5/4 clear red oak lumber for a great price. I'd been wanting to design a bookcase for the Living Room, and this lumber was it. The thick 5/4 pieces allowed me some design room. So I made the sides and top a full 1" thick, the shelves a more conventional 3/4" thick, and resawed some of the boards in half and planed them down to a slender 3/8" thick for a shiplapped back.

    I like Mission and used some of it's stylings in this piece, with the corbels under the top. As well I find that the vertical lines in the sides to me seem to fit with with the theme.

    The design in Sketchup...
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    Closeup of the arched bottom...
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    I've never made a shiplap back before...
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    Gluing the corbels into place...
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    And the finished piece...
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    Thanks for looking,

    More photos and a few more details on my webpage.
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Fine work Art - but who would expect any thing else from you?
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Beautiful bookcase Art. Very classic lines.

    What goes around, comes around.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    good work art!
    benedictione omnes bene

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Very nice work indeed

    What did you use for a finish?

    Is it just the camera and lighting, or is that "Red Oak" quite yellow?

    Good work!
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    William Arthur Ward

  6. #6
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That came out looking real nice, Art. Great job.
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  7. #7
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    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Very handsome piece Art, love the design.

  8. #8
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    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    Very Nice, Art.

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    Jan 2007
    Last edited by John Bartley; 05-08-2012 at 09:51 AM.

  10. #10
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Really nice piece Art Mission design is my favorite.

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