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Project by Jeff Heath posted 1570 days ago 4388 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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Stewy

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#1 posted 1570 days ago

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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tomfromwinnipeg

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#2 posted 1570 days ago

Beautiful job. you should be very proud.

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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mtkate

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#3 posted 1570 days ago

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 1570 days ago

Beautiful bookshelves.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jeff Heath

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#5 posted 1570 days ago

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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SPalm

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#6 posted 1570 days ago

You do fine work sir,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Tom S.

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#7 posted 1570 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1570 days ago

Beautiful combo unit well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dmorgantx

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#9 posted 1570 days ago

Superb!

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 1570 days ago

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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MacB

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#11 posted 127 days ago

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

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