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Walnut Bookshelf with Ebony Accents

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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 10-01-2016 07:26 PM 1440 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this walnut bookshelf for my wife. The through tenons have ebony wedges, and I made a butterfly inlay to hide a knot. The design was based off a bookshelf I saw in Popular Woodworking, but I tweaked it a bit. I’ll blog the build when I get a chance.

I do enjoy making stuff for her. She’s always so appreciative.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Picasso

Here’s a few shots of the build:

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer





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observer100

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#1 posted 10-01-2016 07:33 PM

Very nice work on this project! Caught my attention right away.

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#2 posted 10-01-2016 07:58 PM

Beautiful. It’s almost a shame to cover up the inside with books.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 10-01-2016 08:06 PM

Beautiful job as always Red.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 08:20 PM

Sharp looking piece.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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Douglas

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#5 posted 10-01-2016 08:28 PM

Good to see a project again. Looking great as always.

-- Douglas in Chicago - https://dcwwoodworks.com

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SPalm

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#6 posted 10-01-2016 08:32 PM

Man you do good work.
Nice to see some real stuff again.

Congrats on a wonderful project,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 10-01-2016 08:40 PM

Great job Red, I love your quotes too. Nice work.

-- Brian Noel

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#8 posted 10-01-2016 08:40 PM

Very nice work sir

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 10-01-2016 08:48 PM

It is super nice. I was wondering why you did the back that way, being that it will be covered up w/books. ? Like my granddaughter says: “I just wanted to wonder”...

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Dave

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#10 posted 10-01-2016 08:48 PM

The usual outstanding job. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#11 posted 10-01-2016 09:53 PM

Yowza! Super nice finish too, excellent work all around.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 10-01-2016 11:28 PM

Very nice, I like the details.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#13 posted 10-01-2016 11:35 PM

That is a very elegant piece of work red. Beautiful job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#14 posted 10-02-2016 12:18 AM

Very nice piece. I like the ebony details. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#15 posted 10-02-2016 01:06 AM

Great-looking bookshelf Red. Through mortise and tenon joinery is not easy, and you did a whole set of them perfectly.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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