Contemporary bookshelf

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Project by Viktor posted 05-26-2011 01:01 PM 2943 views 27 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bookshelf / side board. Dimensions: 138×77 x 32 cm. The body is made of Lyptus (Eucalyptus grandis x E. urophylla), the base and drawer pulls are Goncalo alves (Astronium fraxinifolium), and the drawer sides are Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera). Mortise-tenon, and dovetail joints throughout. Mitered corners have hidden splines. Finished with Danish oil and wax. Goncalo usually has much coarser pattern, but for this project I found a board with tight stripy pattern reminiscent of rosewood. Top and outer sides are made from the same 2.4 m boards that wrap around the perimeter to create visual continuity. The drawers sit in boxes, which can be moved around or turned to face opposite sides if the shelf is used as a room divider. The shelf is not attached to the base. Each compartment inside is a cube with 32 cm edges. Potentially the shelf could stand upright (requiring different base) and the drawer boxes would still fit.

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 02:21 PM

nice clean design

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 02:36 PM

That is very clever and quite a beautiful design! I like the choices of wood combinations and may in fact STEAL your design!

Well done!


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 04:26 PM

Great look, moving drawers around is a great idea, very nice.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 04:31 PM


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 05-26-2011 04:42 PM






-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-26-2011 07:26 PM

Nice design and great use of woods. Clean, simple and graceful. Great job!

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 01:37 AM

It’s all about the details and yours are flawless : )
Beautiful design and the woods and finish compliment it perfectly!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 03:14 AM

Very NICE! and a lot better looking than a somewhat similar version from a large scandinavian “junk” retailer…

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 10:26 PM

Great design – love the modular drawer system. Very nice work.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 11:16 AM

love it! sliding dovetails in the drawers… very nice!

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#11 posted 05-29-2011 07:05 AM

I really like this design, I got into woodworking because of this type of design, modern/contemporary stuff fits my style preference and so much of it is either cheaply made or very expensive…this shelf is very cool I really like how its customizable. I’ve been toying with the idea of something similar to store all my Lp’s in

-- -whatever you do keep making

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