Bookshelves for Kym
Kym has a library of cookbooks and these shelves were intended to go in the kitchen to hold the ones she uses the most. When they came through the door, they started out in the kitchen. Then a few minutes later, they were in the hallway leading back to her studio. Their current location is in her studio.
...Filled with cookbooks...
Like the CDRacks, these shelves are made of oak and tulipwood. The legs and frame members on the sides are oak, and the rest is all tulipwood. There are two new things I tried on these shelves. There are through mortises on the tops of the frame legs through the top shelf of the unit; and the back is not made of plywood, but pine beadboard normally used for wainscotting. I really like the way both of these things look, so I'll be doing them on future projects.
The corbels are different from the last set I did. Kym doesn't like them as much as the others, so on the next projects, I'll be going back to the old standby design, which I can't really document, but which I like...
You can see that the top is "coffee stained". That's a fancy way of saying that the wood got wet and mold grew along the grain in an interesting way. It's not quite spalted, which I think is a fancy way of saying "has dry rot that is really pretty." Not quite, but you get my drift.
The little square picture is a detail of the corbels. I like them, but they're a pain to make, and Kym doesn't like them as much as the other ones...