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Project by johan posted 12-17-2014 08:47 PM 1670 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a collector of wood samples, I recently designed a wooden book that showcases the beauty of our Southern African indigenous woods. The whole book, including the hinges, is made from wood. This concept has been very well received by wood collectors, manufacturers, craftsmen and timber merchants. As a collectors item, the books will be available in limited numbers. Volume 1 in this series is now available and displays 60 different timber samples from Southern Africa. Each sample is identified by common and botanical name, as well as locality. Each book can be personalised for marketing purposes, and we also offer timber merchants the opportunity to showcase their own timbers if required. We are currently working on “100 Woods of the World” Volume 1.

-- Johan, South Africa, www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za





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#1 posted 12-17-2014 09:42 PM

that’s cool! Love it.

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 11:18 PM

Will the samples age and change color like my wood pile has done? I can hardly identify the stock that’s older than a year.

-- Jim

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#3 posted 12-18-2014 12:28 AM

What a neat idea! Did you put any finish on the samples?

-- Art

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 12:47 AM

Great idea! Hope it’s a best seller.

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 02:32 AM

wow, fancy!

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 05:00 AM

Johan,

Fabulous book!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 12-18-2014 06:35 AM

That is amazing, a beautiful book.

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#8 posted 12-18-2014 01:57 PM

I want one

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#9 posted 12-18-2014 02:30 PM

Yeah, that is a read….
That just wouldn’t be quite right on a tablet!!!

Very impressive.
Thanks for taking the time to share this!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 12-18-2014 03:46 PM

sweet

-- Joel

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#11 posted 12-18-2014 04:00 PM

neat Idea

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#12 posted 12-18-2014 06:09 PM

The way you make the hinge for that is awesome! I have been wanting to make a wooden cover for an old book of my grandpas and this has given me a lot of ideas for it. Thanks for posting!

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#13 posted 12-18-2014 08:00 PM

Haha! One of the places I get my wood. Nicely done, Johan – our indigenous woods are incredible and it looks like you’ve done them full justice.

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#14 posted 12-19-2014 02:41 PM

Beautiful!! You do very nice work.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#15 posted 12-19-2014 04:37 PM

very cool – great build & idea!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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