Welcome! Forums General Woodworking Discussions Projects Small bookshelf with drawers

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 25 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #129055
    emilio.remogna
    Participant

    Hello,

    I’ve started another project: a small bookshelf for the family. Well, I don’t know if it’s really a bookshelf…

    The “bookshelf” has two dividers between the bottom and the main shelf (housing dadoes are fortunately one of my favourite joints…). The two dividers create three recesses. I’ll use the first and the third for two drawers (the empty one is in the middle).

    Under the top there’s a rail; I’ve used a sort of halving joint (I’m so sorry, but I don’t know the name).

    Next step: rounding edges.

    Have a nice day!

    Attachments:
    #129060
    Salko Safic
    Participant

    Very Nice clean work

    https://journeymansjournel.wordpress.com
    The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK
    (Hand tool only woodworking magazine)

    #129063
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Looking good, Emelio. The housing dadoes look nice and that upper joint is really interesting. I find myself now thinking about how the joint is marked out and cut when I see things like this. Paul’s teaching is rubbing off.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #129064
    emilio.remogna
    Participant

    Thank you Salko, thank you Matt.

    I think the correct name of the upper joint is “bridle joint” (if I’m not wrong).
    There are several types of bridle joint, actually.
    Mine is one of them, I think… 😀

    Just to clarify: image DSC_1932.jpg shows the bottom of the rail and the bottom of the joint.

    Making that joint is very easy and I think bridle joint can help if you want to place a rail under the top shelf.

    Have a nice day!

    #129165
    chemical_cake
    Participant

    Looks very interesting, I look forward to seeing the finished product. Did you design it yourself?

    Matt

    Southampton, UK

    #129166
    rchrismon
    Participant

    Yeah, Emilio, I would call it an open bridle joint. Bridle joints can be cool because applying pressure/weight helps stabilize the joint.

    #129171
    emilio.remogna
    Participant

    @chemical_cake: Yes, Matt, I designed it myself. But I think of it as a mixture of several Paul’s project.

    @rchrismon: Thank you, you confirm it’s a bridle joint.
    I think there’s a little mistake in my joint: grooves (the ones in the rail) don’t need to be so deep. But, ok, in this project it’s not so crucial.

    Have a nice day!

    #129774
    emilio.remogna
    Participant

    The main structure of the bookshelf is finished. I’ve used a “patina” effect.

    Next step: drawers with false front.

    Have a nice day!

    Attachments:
    #129777
    Salko Safic
    Participant

    Is that milk paint

    https://journeymansjournel.wordpress.com
    The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK
    (Hand tool only woodworking magazine)

    #129781
    emilio.remogna
    Participant

    Hello Salko,

    it’s water-based, fast-drying acrylic paint (two colours). Polished with white wax.
    The technique is more or less the same Paul uses with chalk paint.

    For the next projects I’d like to use more traditional (or ancient) techniques (beer glaze, wax + iron oxides, …). Working with pigments is really, really beautiful.

    Have a nice day!

    #129782
    Salko Safic
    Participant

    Thanks for the heads up emillo I’ve never used before beer glaze and iron oxide, I’ll have to look this up.

    https://journeymansjournel.wordpress.com
    The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK
    (Hand tool only woodworking magazine)

    #129789
    emilio.remogna
    Participant
    #130183
    emilio.remogna
    Participant

    Hello,

    one of the two drawers is done.

    For the back of the drawer I’ve used a “strange” solution.
    My grandpa used the same solution in 1940, when he built a dresser for the family…

    My grandpa died when I was a baby and too young to learn something. But the dresser is still here and I decided to copy that solution. I think it works… In this sense my grandpa is… teaching me something.

    Attachments:
    #130188
    emilio.remogna
    Participant

    Another image of the drawer.

    Attachments:
    #130241

    Excellent job on the drawer. Nice tight fitting joints….

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 25 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.