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Project by Russell Eck posted 10-29-2014 09:24 PM 2371 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Book shelf made out of solid walnut with zebra wood back accent panels. Shelves have sapwood toward the front edges and the middle shelf still has a “live edge” on it. Zebra wood back panels are book matched. Finished with hand rubbed Tried and True oil finish, a thin layer of seal coat shellac, then General Finishes High Performance satin polycrylic, and a final rub of briwax.





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 10-30-2014 12:02 AM

That is really beautiful, great job.
Thank you for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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chem

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#2 posted 10-30-2014 12:37 AM

I think this is a stunning (and not obvious to me) combination of woods. Stellar design and very inspiring. In fact I am going to the shop now.

-- chemist by day, woodworker time permitting

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Russell Eck

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#3 posted 10-30-2014 02:28 AM

Thank you for the kind words, it is always nice to hear positive comments after I have put so much time into a project!

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majuvla

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#4 posted 10-30-2014 08:47 AM

Beautiful shelf, walnut looks great on every project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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B

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 09:22 PM

Very nicely done.Do you find the double rebates on the top joint are strong enough when glued being end grain? Or did you reinforce them somehow?

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada - https://www.instagram.com/boysbeit/

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Russell Eck

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#6 posted 01-04-2015 03:45 AM

I did the double rabbet joint at the very top and bottom, I wasn’t sure how strong they would be so I reinforced both with some small strips I glued in the corners

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B

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#7 posted 01-06-2015 02:05 AM

I see them now that you mention it.Thanks for the reply

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada - https://www.instagram.com/boysbeit/

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PantsBoy

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#8 posted 03-19-2015 08:56 AM

That’s real nice … I think I need to make one for myself as well :)

Any reason for the dados on the bottom of the live edge shelf? Or was that an oopsie?

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