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Project by WoodenWorldDenic posted 01-15-2018 01:06 PM 1753 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a shelf for selected, favorite books that we are currently reading or returning to, and which must always be at hand. It’s made from light wood, and thanks to its openings, it has an additional weight reduction.
The transmission handle is also a page bookmark.

Please checkout my video on this project, and if you enjoyed the video, I’d love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more great contents.

Thank you for your attention.

-- http://www.WoodenWorlDenic.com





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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 01:27 PM

Okay, this is a pretty cool piece of furniture. I never thought of something like this. And it has a rather elegant look about it too. Thanks for sharing.

Filed away for future reference. Something like this would make a nice gift for avid readers.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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TysonK

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 01:41 PM

Really like this idea, it’s perfect for all the ‘current’ books.

-- -- Tyson

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 02:16 PM

Agreed … This is very nice. Kudos!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 04:24 PM

I like this piece very much and you have done a beautiful job on it.

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

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

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leafherder

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#5 posted 01-15-2018 09:59 PM

Genius build, elegant style, but the best thing about this project is…

...It was made for REAL books! Not those e-readers, or notebook computers, or smartphones that everyone is addicted to.

Thank you posting on behalf of book lovers everywhere.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 03:53 AM

Clever design and a great look. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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WoodenWorldDenic

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#7 posted 01-17-2018 12:01 PM

Thank you all for kind words

-- http://www.WoodenWorlDenic.com

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 01-17-2018 12:26 PM


Genius build, elegant style, but the best thing about this project is…

...It was made for REAL books! Not those e-readers, or notebook computers, or smartphones that everyone is addicted to.

Thank you posting on behalf of book lovers everywhere.

- leafherder

Here’s my humorous bit of insight for the day…

I hear ya’ but one thing is for sure… no stopping progress. i.e. A digital book on Amazon is 1/2 to 1/3 the price of a paper book. Ebooks began outselling paper books a few years ago. It takes a factory to bind a paper book, then mail it out etc. An ebook is a digital download from a hard drive. Instantaneous purchase. An entire library can be carried in your back pocket instead of a backpack full of just a few paper ones.
Then, on top of that…. In the end it’s the same information, knowledge, or story no matter which one you read.

People are, as you said, addicted to digital devices. But, as far as reading goes. The addiction to reading is just fine no matter what form it takes.

One day, people will go to a specialty gift shop to purchase one of those “paper books” as a novelty gift for someone to put on their coffee table. Like buying an antique. It’s inevitable.

As much as I love this book stand. If you’d look a ways into the future, someone finding it in an attic someplace will have a post on lumberjocks asking, “Can anyone figure out what this was for”. Most will decide it was a man’s valet.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#9 posted 01-17-2018 12:36 PM

I went back and took a look at all of your builds. I must say, beautiful, elegant, functional designs that are just plain interesting. And nice attention to detail and accuracy. I’m impressed.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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WoodenWorldDenic

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#10 posted 01-17-2018 01:27 PM

Thanks a lot Craftsman on the lake, such praise from colleagues is worth the most.
In addition to all the unquestionable advantages of digitization, material things are more satisfying for me. That’s why, among other things, I like carpentry, and materialisation of ideas in wood.

-- http://www.WoodenWorlDenic.com

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