Jatoba and Maple Bookcase

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Project by BillG posted 1943 days ago 1670 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jatoba and maple bookcase to show off my interest in multi wood design. The use of multiple woods is something that creeps into much of my work. I like the dark and light contrast in the piece. The case measures 24” wide, by 12” deep by 6’ tall. I used cope and stick joints on the Jatoba frame with 1/4” maple plywood panels. The overlay on the top and bottom as well as the feet are marble wood and lend a really special look to the case. The shelves are all adjustable. The top, bottom and shelves were all cut from full width stock. The case was finished on all sides. I used one coat of linseed oil covered by four coats of Water-lox and rubbed out between coats.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#1 posted 1943 days ago

This is a gorgeous bookcase. The marble wood adds a nice element of visual interest to the piece. I enjoy working with brazillian cherry as well but it is hard on tools. It and the maple compliment one another well.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1943 days ago

This is so beautiful very oustanding work

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1943 days ago

This is sooo nice! I love the wood combinations you used .

Great Job!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 1943 days ago

Nice, looks great. Love the books!! They need a good home. Thanks…..........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 1942 days ago

This is a beautiful piece , Bill….I think I would have a hard time covering those sweet shelves with books though : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 1893 days ago

Excellent work! Echo the comment about wood choices… The maple and jatoba together look great! Nice contrast while also seeming to go together.

-- -- Skee from MN

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