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Project by BB1 posted 11-12-2017 11:05 PM 759 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With much help from the LJ community the bookshelf for my friend has been completed! See forums
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/244497

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/245385

This Walnut was harvested from his farm a number of years ago and this little case is made entirely from that wood. The shelf height was custom based on his book collection (wanted top shelf at 10 inches and midle shelf at 8 inches). Also wanted the top to have three “sides.” This is about 30 inches by 30 inches.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-12-2017 11:18 PM

Very nice clean looking bookcase, Barbara!! Nice job on it….and it has special meaning from the source of the wood.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 11-13-2017 12:33 AM

Very well done. I always like walnut and that has a special due to the source too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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BB1

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#3 posted 11-13-2017 01:24 AM

Thanks! The source of the wood definitely sets this project apart as being a special project to work on.


Very nice clean looking bookcase, Barbara!! Nice job on it….and it has special meaning from the source of the wood.

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Very well done. I always like walnut and that has a special due to the source too.

- ralbuck


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Ottacat

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#4 posted 11-13-2017 12:50 PM

Great looking bookcase, love the use of special walnut.

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 11-13-2017 05:40 PM

Very clean design!

I wouldn’t leave nice walnut like that outside leaning against the house, around here that’s about $500 waiting to “walk away” 8^)

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 11-13-2017 07:14 PM

You did a nice job on this bookcase.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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BB1

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#7 posted 11-13-2017 11:16 PM

Oh, no worries about me not guarding this wood!! :)
The wood was lined up to allow me to figure how much usable length I had. There was some splitting on the ends and some other areas I needed to work around. Now have strips left from cutting down the glue-ups to the width and then the one full width section with the sapwood. My friend doesn’t prefer that so I’m looking forward to developing a separate project with that section (maybe about 3-4 foot and about 8 inches wide). Maybe a frame or serving tray…time will tell!


Very clean design!

I wouldn t leave nice walnut like that outside leaning against the house, around here that s about $500 waiting to “walk away” 8^)

- splintergroup


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BB1

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#8 posted 11-13-2017 11:17 PM

Thanks.


Great looking bookcase, love the use of special walnut.

- Ottacat


You did a nice job on this bookcase.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


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dannmarks

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#9 posted 11-14-2017 01:05 AM

Very nice Shelves.

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