Watson Mill - circle library, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the circle library.   I added more cardboard around the circle supports to increase the depth to 3/4" since I determined my 5/8" depth was too narrow for the books I've been making.  I was able to use the existing supports since they were shallower than the new depth and will be fully enclosed by the new outer strips.  I then covered the cardboard with peel and stick wood that I had leftover from the Model T Van build.  I used additional adhesive just to make sure the bonds will hold over time.

I put the joins at the bottom, covering the upper one that will be seen with a piece of peel and stick wood.

Cyd helped me out by cutting laser cut circles for finishing.  I sanded away the charred edges and then glued it to the support structure.

My supports are not uniform circles, so the laser cut trims help disguise any imperfections.

Books will help, too.  :]

I know I've gotten glue on the wood, but I was smarter later and used Elmer's wood glue that's supposed to be stainable.  We'll see.

8 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

Wow, it’s coming together and looking good!

05/14/17 @ 14:56
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Nice! I was wondering how you’d finish the circles to make them look like wood. Not doubting, just wondering. :D

05/14/17 @ 16:09
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks! :>>

Had I not built the Model T and learned about micro wood veneer, I would have wondered, too! :))

05/14/17 @ 18:02
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]

Stainable wood glue? That sounds like magic! I’m so glad Cyd was able to get you the laser cut circles, they really add a nice finish to your design :)

05/14/17 @ 18:22
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

That looks marvelous! Tomorrow I’ll be off to Canadian Tire to see if they stock that brand of glue..

05/14/17 @ 21:48
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]

Oh my! Very nice. Love the color of the wood on the inside. And the books look perfect in there.

05/15/17 @ 07:49
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]

The shelves look fab in their new veneer and trim :0)

05/15/17 @ 12:44
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :>>

I am eager to set it in place. :yes: Of course, that means I need to choose wallpaper.

05/16/17 @ 08:52


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