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3-in-1 Bookcase

Of the three bookcases featured on page 30, only the traditional style bookcase required special hardware. The needed items can be obtained from Lee Valley. This includes two oil-rubbed bronze ring knobs (02W11.11), two pair of 2″ finial-tipped, no-mortise hinges (00H52.22), two ½″ rare-earth magnets (99K31.03), two 5/8″ magnet cups (99K32.53), and two 5/8″ magnet washers (99K32.63).

To rout the raised panels on the cherry bookcase, I used a Timberline bit (420-30) by Amana that I purchased from the Woodsmith Store.

The feet for the country and the traditional bookcases were purchased from Classic Designs by Matthew Burak. For the country bookcase, I used the Newport bun foot (461-BF). The traditional bookcase gets two Queen Anne front feet (481-F) and two Queen Anne back feet (481-B).

The three bookcases did have different finishes to match their styles. The Craftsman bookcase was stained with a mixture of two parts Wood Kote cherry stain to one part dark oak Jel’d Stain.

The country bookcase was finished with a couple of coats of Benjamin Moore’s Misted Fern paint. The beadboard back was painted with Benjamin Moore’s Woven Jacquard.

The stain applied to the traditional bookcase was a blend of three parts Zar cherry stain with 1 part cherry Jel’d Stain.


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