Maple Bookshelves and Mantel Surround

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Project by Jeff Heath posted 12-31-2009 01:03 AM 5810 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was completed for a client in maple. The project is 20’ in length, and 10’ high. It was completed in sections in my shop, and installed in 1 day on site.

-- Jeff Heath Heath Toolworks planes

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 01:31 AM

Great job on that one, it took several hours to do! The proportions look great as well.
I am planning the same set up except the upper part to be curios instead of bookshelves.
That way the wife can put all the nick knack in one place!!! Yea right!!

-- Dennis in Iowa "You can have 30 years experiance or 1 year 30 times!!!!"

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 02:06 AM

Beautiful job. you should be very proud.

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 02:11 AM

Very nice. Just a poly finish – or what did you use?

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 02:16 AM

Beautiful bookshelves.

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Jeff Heath

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 02:27 AM

Thanks everyone.

The finish is tung oil/varnish mix, with 4 coats of Crystalac, which is a water based spray finish.

-- Jeff Heath Heath Toolworks planes

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 02:52 AM

You do fine work sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 06:07 AM

Beautiful work I have a similar wall with a fireplace and no mantel or surround many good ideas you have shown

-- Sunrunner34

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 06:11 AM

Beautiful combo unit well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 12-31-2009 03:23 PM

This is another beautiful piece. I firmly believe that a home cannot contain too much wood and this certainly helps confirm that philosophy. I just hope that you had plenty of help moving the sections in for installation. :)

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

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 11:31 AM

Simple design with nice details. Proportions are good too. This isn’t your first rodeo.

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