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Honduran Mahogany Bookcase

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Project by jakesdad posted 01-03-2010 05:29 PM 1311 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bookcase is for my son who is 3 and has about 300 that just barely fit. The angle of the photos makes it look top-heavy, but it sits solidly. This Honduran lumber was slightly porous and I thought about using a grain filler and stain to really smooth it over, but couldn’t bring myself to alter the natural finish of the wood. Obviously not too complicated of a design….only a sliding dovetail for the bottom shelf, shelf pins, and biscuits for the top…. just a simple case with great wood.





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Woodbear

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#1 posted 01-03-2010 05:49 PM

I love mahogany, especially Honduran. Though it is getting harder to come by. Nice job though it does look like the the sides were turned upside down. Happy New Year.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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Eric in central Florida

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 05:49 PM

Clean, nicely executed and the simple design really sets off that beautiful wood.
The finish sure shows that awesome grain.

Nice Job.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 09:13 PM

Beautiful!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 09:28 PM

Nice job! The finish looks great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Bradford

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#5 posted 01-03-2010 10:41 PM

beautiful finish job. love that grain.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Don

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#6 posted 01-03-2010 11:54 PM

Beautiful work. I love that you went with a natural finish instead of staining. Stain is so good at hiding the natural beauty of wood and I almost never use it on anything myself.

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

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Monty Queen

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 01:31 AM

Great job the finish is beautifull.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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johnnymo

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 08:14 AM

Very nice job. Gotta love that mahogany.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 08:41 AM

unique design beautiful

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#10 posted 01-04-2010 11:43 PM

Beautiful bookcase. Nice to hear of a 3 year old with more books than video games. My 3 year old daughter has a lot of books also and when she is not looking at them we try and keep her busy with other things than the tv and video games. Might be hard since we picked up a Wii for x-mas.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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