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Black Limba Dovetailed Bookshelf

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Project by anneofalltrades posted 03-24-2015 04:04 PM 2133 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black Limba, walnut and T&G maple backed dovetailed bookshelf I made for my mom last year. I have since learned how to do stopped dadoes and someday I’ll get around to making some kind of creative plug for the visible dado on the top.

-- Anne, Seattle





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 04:07 PM

Excellent joinery! Are the dovetails hand cut as the scribe line would indicate, or do you prefer a router?
Great looking bookcase all around.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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anneofalltrades

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 04:19 PM

Hey Willie, thank you! Yes the dovetails are hand cut. I am mainly a handtool user.


Excellent joinery! Are the dovetails hand cut as the scribe line would indicate, or do you prefer a router?
Great looking bookcase all around.

- pintodeluxe


-- Anne, Seattle

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Tim Royal

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 04:22 PM

Beautiful work!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 06:43 PM

Very nice bookcase.

And welcome from another younger woodworker in the Seattle area. Congratulations on being featured in Furniture & Cabinetmaking.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 07:38 PM

Hi Anne, welcome to LJ’s. Good to see another woman posting (we aren’t rare, but not many of us) . Black limba is one of my favorites. I’m sure your mom adored it. Hope you share more down the road.

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#6 posted 03-24-2015 11:17 PM

This is beautiful! That wood is gorgeous! Do you have any construction pics from that build or were those the ones you sent me already when I was asking you how you attached the back to it?

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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#7 posted 03-25-2015 02:01 PM

It’s all but ususal bookshelf. Beautiful wood, colour is great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-25-2015 02:06 PM

Nice clean work, love the wood.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 03-25-2015 04:42 PM

That looks great and the hand cut dovetails and awesome. Very impressive. Welcome to LJs

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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