Red pine bookcase

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Project by BoulderCanyon posted 06-02-2017 03:31 AM 812 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bookcase for my mother-in-law. The wood for this project came out of her mother’s yard in Louisburg, Kansas. The story goes that the tree was planted sometime around the Civil War. After my wife’s grandmother passed away they sold the house. The new owners cut the tree down and were gracious enough to allow us to keep the wood for projects around our home.

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#1 posted 06-02-2017 04:09 AM

Interesting wood, looks well done too.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 06-02-2017 04:39 AM

I really like the clean straight lines. That clear gloss finish truly sets off the piece.

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#3 posted 06-02-2017 10:38 AM

The wood itself and finish look very nice, I like the design too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 06-02-2017 01:04 PM

Very nice to create such a great project from the wood that holds sentimental value.

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#5 posted 06-02-2017 01:30 PM

Great looking bookcase. You did an excellent job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 06-02-2017 03:02 PM

This bookcase turned out nicely. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 06-02-2017 04:11 PM

Very nice piece with a great story behind it. Well done!

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 02:06 AM

How was the wood for this dried? It looks very nice.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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