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In this video workshop, Gregory Paolini shows you step-by-step, how to build a beautiful book rack inspired by Gustav Stickley’s model no. 74. The project’s beautiful through-mortise and tenon construction is easy to craft thanks to straight-forward pattern routing techniques, making this Arts & Crafts Book Rack is an approachable project for any woodworker with intermediate skills.
Asheville, North Carolina
Gregory Paolini began woodworking in high school and found that he had an affinity for the Arts & Crafts style. Originally from Buffalo, NY, he and his wife moved to in 2006 to a small town near Asheville, NC. Paolini builds custom furniture and is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine.
Produced by: Ed Pirnik; Video by: Gary Junken; Editing by: Gary Junken
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May 8, 2013
Gregory Paolini offers an overview of his step-by-step video series on building a Stickley-inspired Arts and Crafts book rack.
Learn how to produce striking bookmatched panels with a unique trick involving the lamination of thinner stock.
Learn how to craft a router template that yields consistent, accurate through-mortises.
Gregory Paolini puts his router template to use, crafting crisp, clean through mortises for his Arts & Crafts Book Rack.
Gregory Paolini crafts the chamfered through-tenons for his Arts & Crafts Book Rack.
Learn how to prep all the components of the book rack for a trouble-free glue-up.
Learn how to apply the classic Arts and Crafts ammonia-fumed finish as the Book Rack project wraps up.
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