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Red oak bookcase with quatersawn red oak panels with walnut inlay
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#1 posted 09-26-2008 11:57 PM
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#2 posted 09-27-2008 01:11 AM
Nice simple inlay work. I hope someday to add that to my list of skills.
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#3 posted 09-27-2008 03:18 AM
Great design. I’m personally not a fan of the look of large panels of oak. Breaking it up with that inlay is quite inspirational.
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#4 posted 09-27-2008 04:15 AM
Does the inlay go all the way through or did you do it on both sides? Looks like on the left side it is on the inside of the cabinet, so I figured you either glued the pieces together or inlayed both sides. Interesting. I agree with not being a fan of the large panels of oak, and breaking it up with the inlay makes it look very nice. Great job. I like it.
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#5 posted 09-27-2008 04:33 AM
The inlays break up the plain wooden sides and really make the piece unique.
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#6 posted 09-29-2008 02:14 PM
You are correct in that it is not a true inlay. I actually cut the panel apart on the bandsaw, and sandwiched a string of walnut in the cut, and glued them back together (a few times per panel). Since its an open bookcase, I thought it would give some interest to the inside of the case.
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#7 posted 12-22-2008 05:56 PM
Very nice design . How large is the piece ? What finish did you use on it ?Happy Holidays : )
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#8 posted 12-23-2008 04:43 PM
thanks for the compliment – I finished it with a coat of boiled linseed oil, 3 coats of oil/varnish mix, and a coat of wax. Its about 28 inches tall by maybe 42 inches long.
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#9 posted 07-21-2010 07:59 PM
nice work. i agree that the “inlays” give it a unique character and breakup the otherwise very straight lines of the oak.
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