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Project by Todd Barrone posted 10-14-2015 03:55 AM 2397 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My customer commissioned me to build a live edge bookcase for there livingroom. They wanted it 6’ tall X 3’ wide shelf area X 18’’ deep. Making the wide live edge sides was a challenge, but a lot of fun doing it. a red cedar finished with 3 coats of gloss poly.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 10-14-2015 04:00 AM

Love your work. Great job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-14-2015 04:49 AM


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#3 posted 10-14-2015 05:15 AM

I love it and I bet your customer does as well.
Great work and thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#4 posted 10-14-2015 05:44 AM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 10-14-2015 07:20 AM

That looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 10-14-2015 10:19 AM

WOW, is that ever beautiful bookcase!! I love it!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 10-14-2015 02:42 PM

Really like that! Well done!

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#8 posted 10-14-2015 04:07 PM

Very nice.

I was thinking of incorporating some cedar sawn like that into an outdoor bench. Your work encourages me.


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#9 posted 10-14-2015 04:37 PM

That came out great. Love it.

I’m guessing that joinery to those sides was challenging?

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#10 posted 10-14-2015 05:20 PM

Well done. Beautiful wood too.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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#11 posted 10-14-2015 06:43 PM

love live edge never seen it used this way before looks fantastic

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#12 posted 10-14-2015 07:18 PM

A unique, well done project!
Bet you don’t find many more like that.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 10-14-2015 08:46 PM

Very nice and I bet a one of a kind. I bet not the easiest project either.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 10-14-2015 10:46 PM

Just curious if you handplaned the insides, used a power jointer or what. Very cool!

-- Here to learn

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#15 posted 10-14-2015 11:29 PM

That’s Live-edge on steroids! Beautiful, Todd! I, too, am curious as to how you did the interior smoothing. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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