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Greene And Greene Inspired Rotating Bookcase

author-gravatar eweb15 Apr 15, 2019

This is a rotating bookcase made of ash and ebony that I built for my mom. She's wanted a rotating bookcase for quite some time and asked me to build one for her. She let me design and incorporate Greene and Greene elements throughout the piece. She has a ton of books, and I'm hoping this piece will bring her lots of joy! 

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All milled up and marked.

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Planing the edge banding flush. 

Photo of Greene And Greene Inspired Rotating Bookcase

Sizing the areas that will house the books. 

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All shelves ready to go! 

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Working on brackets for the base of the bookcase. 

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Rough look at one of the base corners.

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It's all about that base! 

Photo of Greene And Greene Inspired Rotating Bookcase

Gluing up the mitered corners for the top of the bookcase. I had an issue come up during glue up. Fortunately the wood shop manager helped me resolve the issue. I have a love hate relationship with mitered corners. Lol. 

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Planing the top flush.

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Working on sizing and fitting of the ebony plugs. Some of the most expensive wood shavings I'll ever touch. Lol. 

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All fitted and ready to go.

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Applying finish to the bookcase. Three coats of shellac followed by a couple coats of topcoat. 

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I used clavos nails to hold the slats of the bookcase in place. Love the look of these. 

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Photo of Greene And Greene Inspired Rotating Bookcase
Photo of Greene And Greene Inspired Rotating Bookcase

All done and it rotates! Too much fun! 

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