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    Bookcase build

    While not as extraordinary as the one built a while ago, I am putting the finishing touches on my book case. I need to finish fitting and attaching trim and then it should be ready for paint. Thinking a green or a blue milk paint.

    This is the biggest build I have done without the use of power tools. Many things learned along the way.

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    Looks good so far.

    What wood is used?

    jtk
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    Looks very good. How did you fasten the top? What joint did you use for the shelves? I vote for dark green. You have a well equipped hand tool kit there.
    Jim

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    It is pine.
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    The top board of the carcass is dovetailed and the top is glued to that board. The shelves are held in by dados. I used a back saw to cut the walls of the dado down to depth, chiseled out the majority of waste, and used a router plane to flatten to final depth. Dark green was my original plan, and I think I am going to stick with it. I have a dark blue I picked up that's kinda nice though too.
    Last edited by Jason Buresh; 01-08-2022 at 8:20 AM.
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    I like it and also vote dark green.
    Are you going to shellac the knots prior to paint?

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    Nicely done! Looks like you’ve got a great cozy shop there, too, everything close by for easy use.

    Kevin

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    Looks good
    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Johnson View Post
    I like it and also vote dark green.
    Are you going to shellac the knots prior to paint?
    I hadn't thought about that but seems like a good idea
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    Very impressive - nicely designed and nicely built. Add another vote for dark green.

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    Nice bookcase Jason. Why shellac the knots before painting?

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    Nicely done! And I'm partial to green as well. Post pics when finished.
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