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Project by Ken Dixon posted 12-03-2010 11:29 AM 2280 views 40 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

35 ½” X 14” X 39 ½” (LXWXH)

Shelves ¾” thick

Walnut and Maple. All solid wood

Walnut finished with walnut Danish oil, amber and clear shellac and wax.

Maple shelves finished with clear Danish oil, shellac and wax.

I had made the client a coffee table a few years ago and recently a TV cabinet. All the pieces are going in the same room so need to match.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 11:36 AM

Ken, Nice work on this I really like the colors. They should be happy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 02:12 PM

Very nice color combination. Also, excellent selection of wood for grain – it gives it a quiet, refined look. Nice.

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 02:39 PM

Great job!! Nice design, like the contrasting woods.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 02:43 PM

Ken, nice and clean. I’d be interested in knowing how your shelf pin arraignment works. Thanks for posting.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 02:51 PM

Good stuff! Outstanding work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 04:05 PM

Like your work..Good job!

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#7 posted 12-03-2010 08:22 PM

Nice lines. I like this piece.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 08:54 PM

Very elegant bookshelf. I like the color.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 12-04-2010 03:31 AM


-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#10 posted 12-04-2010 04:29 AM

Lovely, elegant design. Must steal.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#11 posted 12-04-2010 04:52 AM

sleek and sexy, very nice.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#12 posted 12-04-2010 06:41 AM

Hands down one of the nicest book cases I’ve seen in a long time. Amazing. I will be stealing your design for my own book cases. ;o)

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#13 posted 12-04-2010 08:22 AM

Well done, what a great looking pair together.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#14 posted 12-04-2010 04:26 PM

Outstanding, the contrasting woods really make this work nicely.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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