|Project by Bob_B||posted 12-05-2007 03:57 PM||1469 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Ok, not exactly from heaven but, the wood was a church pugh in it’s former life. Our friend went to this church as a young girl and when they said they were tearing it down so they could build a bigger one, they sold the pughs to anyone who wanted them as a way of making money for the new church. Well our friend bought one ($100.00 I think) and asked if I could build a bookcase out of it. The hand carved shamrock on the side was really the only specific thing that needed to be incorperated and I had full freedom on the design.
After milling, each board was about 1 1/4 thick, so this thing is beefy. I’m not sure what kind of oak it is, but it was in really good condition.
A very fun project and I’m happy I could help a friend keep a piece of her childhood.
-- Bob B - Warwick, Rhode Island