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Bookcases; stackable or stand alone

comments (2) June 23rd, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

JohnFj JohnFj, member
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Cabinet with glass doors and drawer. Shelfs are glass framed with Cherry and keyed miter joints where key is Brazilian Cherry.
Companion bookcase with secret compartment.  Either case may be stacked on top of the other.

Details of dovetail and mortise/tenon joinery exposed (by design), Greene and Greene plug accents, and the arch which accommodates the requirement to stack cases if client desires.
Detail photo of custom door pulls, make of Brazilian Cherry and dyed black to mimic ebony.
Bow tie inlays that were born out of a crack that developed after panel glue up. These inlays are placed over the crack attempting to reinforce and prevent further migration of the crack. I like this because its an example of details and enhancements that can result from defects or errors.
Cabinet with glass doors and drawer. Shelfs are glass framed with Cherry and keyed miter joints where key is Brazilian Cherry. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Cabinet with glass doors and drawer. Shelfs are glass framed with Cherry and keyed miter joints where key is Brazilian Cherry.

Photo: Carol H. Fjellanger

Bookcases made of American Cherry and designed to be stacked, arranged side-by-side, or arranged separately. Greene and Greene accents with custom designed pulls made of Brazilian Cherry and dyed black to appear ebonized. There are secret compartments, invisible locking for the glass doors and accent LED lighting.


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - John L. Fjellanger in collaboration with Ben A. Fjellanger

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, dovetails, cherry, tenons, inlay, bookcase, oil, glass


Comments (2)

atlee atlee writes: This project is very nicley done. The joints are beautiful. I salute you
Posted: 11:48 am on October 19th

wdwerker wdwerker writes: That looks like the sort of project I would have made a pair for myself at the same time. Too many times our best efforts goes to clients and we don't have time to build such quality for our homes.
Bravo! Very nice design and execution.
Posted: 12:27 pm on June 24th

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