Mahogony Library + Front Door

  • Advertise with us
Project by Don posted 12-28-2009 08:58 AM 1832 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Did this many years ago (with a lot of help) when I was a professional cabinet maker working in Gaithersburg Maryland. House is in Potomac Maryland.

My very good friend, mentor, and former employer, George designed and engineered this.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

11 comments so far

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


17366 posts in 2944 days

#1 posted 12-28-2009 09:13 AM

Nice job!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View Bud's profile


191 posts in 3206 days

#2 posted 12-28-2009 10:37 AM

WOW! Awesome.

-- Bud -

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 3429 days

#3 posted 12-28-2009 12:50 PM

oh my goodness.. quite the house and extraordinary woodwork!! Those doors .. phew.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View a1Jim's profile


114790 posts in 2846 days

#4 posted 12-28-2009 08:20 PM

Hey Don
That library and door are amazing top notch first class work very fine workmanship. I was wondering how you do spinning cabinets , The one and only one I did I really over killed the cabinet and used a ball bearings on the centershafl .

-- Custom furniture

View Don's profile


514 posts in 2341 days

#5 posted 12-28-2009 08:32 PM

Thanks Jim, that was the one and only spinning cabinet I ever did myself. That was about 15 years ago so I barely remember doing it but I think we just used a really heavy duty lazy Susan.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

View Alex's profile


56 posts in 2856 days

#6 posted 12-29-2009 06:22 AM

hey this is really ncie work. Did that spinning bookcase have a secret contraption to open, like a book you have to pull to open it or did you only need to push on it?

-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada

View Don's profile


514 posts in 2341 days

#7 posted 12-29-2009 07:22 AM

Thanks everyone for all the compliments.

You only had to push it to open. It would swing either direction for a full 360 degrees.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 2942 days

#8 posted 12-29-2009 06:03 PM

Nice work!

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile


12390 posts in 2425 days

#9 posted 01-29-2010 06:12 AM

very incredible work… love the door and the hidden door… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

View albachippie's profile


745 posts in 2304 days

#10 posted 06-01-2010 10:20 AM

This is great. I would love to build secret doors!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

View Bertha's profile


12982 posts in 1962 days

#11 posted 03-28-2011 03:53 PM

Fantastic! I would hate to hear the lumber budget on that one. It’s really wonderful.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics