Bookshelf in Mission Style

This bookshelf recently left the workshop at school.  The bookshelf started life as an illustration in The Project Gutenberg EBook of Mission Furniture, by H. H. Windsor, otherwise known as the good fellows at Popular Mechanics.

Which the student modified to suit the schools current needs.  The CAD mock-up looked like this:

In the end, the piece had to be painted. Paint hides all flaws when it comes to salvaged wood.

Pretty excited about the finished product.  Here’s a close up of the butt joints used on the shelving, as well as a shot which showcases the inch-thick reclaimed mahogony shelves.

Salvaged wood furniture in Mission/Arts & Crafts style with a painted finish may become the  “house” style.  We’ll see how it goes.

We used some recycled/salvaged latex paint for our finish.  It’s this stuff (Sherman-Williams Duration):