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Walnut Bookcase with Chamfered Face & Shaker Doors

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Project by WOODCEPTUAL posted 06-27-2018 08:13 PM 2544 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This solid walnut bookcase design/build came about all because I wanted somewhere to put all of my woodworking books, lol. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. The unsteamed walnut makes for a beautifully unique look. Some people prefer to cut the sapwood from their plans or stain a solid brown, but I love the stark contrast, the character & personality it exudes brings me joy. Plus, the simple, inverted chamfer edge gives the piece such clean lines, lending way to a refined, masculine, and timeless look. I wouldn’t mind making a twin to this… just need a bigger house and more time, hehe. insert content woodworker face here

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 06-27-2018 08:22 PM

This bookcase is beautifully crafted. I really like the contrast between the sap wood in the walnut. Very nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 06-27-2018 08:30 PM

You did a fantastic job on your bookcase WOODCEPTUAL. I love walnut and I too like the sap wood contrasting along with it’s darker heartwood. Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Andre

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#3 posted 06-27-2018 10:46 PM

Bookcase looks real good! Love Walnut, tired of working with Oak!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 06-27-2018 11:10 PM

Fantastic design and use of wood grain arrangement, very beautiful case. I especially like the mitered / chamfered front rails and stiles, great looking all around.
What finish did you use?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Jeremymcon

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#5 posted 06-28-2018 01:37 AM

Very nice! Like the chamfered face frame. That’d be a tricky detail to pull off, I’d think.

European style hinges, I assume?

Really like the wooden pulls/handles.

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KimAccurso

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#6 posted 06-28-2018 01:45 AM

Gorgeous and I like the contrast too – does bring personality to it. I like all the touches you did. What did you use to finish it? It looks very clean, not over-done at all.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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swirt

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#7 posted 06-28-2018 01:53 AM

Very nice. Well designed and implemented. Also love the photobomb from the dog.

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

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 06-28-2018 03:20 AM

This bookcase has very nice detailing, finishing and nice lines. Love the inverted chamfered edge detail and the inset doors. Nice work!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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majuvla

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#9 posted 06-28-2018 09:11 AM

Beautiful cabinet, with my favourite straight lines design. I guess camera loves him and he knows that …ha ha

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Andrek

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#10 posted 06-28-2018 10:55 AM

Very nice cabinet, and walnut does the magic, while your assistant does the clown.

-- andrek

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Mrowell

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#11 posted 06-28-2018 11:14 AM

Beautiful work I love the details and couldn’t agree more about the sap wood!

-- Matt R

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 06-28-2018 11:49 AM

Beautiful Bookcase, I love the sapwood it brings out the natural beauty of walnut!

-- Dennis Zongker

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WOODCEPTUAL

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#13 posted 07-01-2018 06:21 PM

Thanks for all the kind words y’all! Honored to be one of the Daily Top 3 among such talented woodworkers!! :)

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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WOODCEPTUAL

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#14 posted 07-01-2018 06:32 PM



Gorgeous and I like the contrast too – does bring personality to it. I like all the touches you did. What did you use to finish it? It looks very clean, not over-done at all.

- KimAccurso


Fantastic design and use of wood grain arrangement, very beautiful case. I especially like the mitered / chamfered front rails and stiles, great looking all around.
What finish did you use?

- Oldtool

Hey there, y’all!! I simply used a coat of Zinsser Sanding Sealer & then 3 coats of Minwax satin spray lacquer… only can afford the cheap stuff for now… can always buy a nice HVLP gun & some Chemcraft in the future, but for now the finish looks perfect :)

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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