Porter’s Bookcase

I finished the bookcase a couple weeks ago and delivered it to a happy customer; my son Porter.  The bookcase is made from 12/4 and 4/4 cherry with cherry plywood for the shelves.  All of the panels were made by re-sawing 4/4 cherry to create a book-match.  Book-matching creates a center of symmetry which allows the figure and color of the wood to blend seamlessly.  Although the back panels will likely never be seen, after it’s filled with books, I couldn’t resist book-matching them as well.   The bookcase was finished with a mixture of BLO/Poly/mineral spirits in equal parts.

Like most of my projects I filmed the entire build process.  Why not watch part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4 now?

 

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7 Responses to “Porter’s Bookcase”

  1. Michael Esposito says:

    I would love to build this case, do you have plans for it

  2. Tommy says:

    Man that looks great. keep up the good work

  3. John Walters says:

    Lovely, are all the shelves fixed? I don’t see any accommodation for moving them.

  4. GarageWoodworks says:

    They are adjustable with removable shelf pins. The holes are on the back side of the front posts and the front facing side of the rear posts. Thank you.

    • John Walters says:

      That is a good way to do it. How long are the shelves and how did you stiffen them?

      • GarageWoodworks says:

        I don’t recall how long they were. Nothing was used to stiffen them. I hope you check out the build videos when you have time.

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