a fancy bookcase

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Project by dan mosheim posted 06-06-2011 04:25 AM 2688 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well, even i have to admit, this is kind of a ‘fancy’ one. we’ve been working with this client off and on for over 20 years and he does enjoy pushing the envelope. he loves mother of pearl and abalone and we’ve certainly got some of that here. the abalone is from luthier supply an excellent source of raw material and precut shell blanks. the little ‘saturns’ on the ends of the through tenons are an interpretation of a detail from a previous piece, and the ‘secret compartment’ in the last photo was just a brainstorm at the end … this one took a lot of focus and energy by trevor mott, and some fine finishing work by will. the sustainably harvested, fumed, spessart oak from talarico hardwoods is an unusual and beautiful wood that we haven’t used before. it’s a really interesting combo of quartered figure, browns and blacks that runs completely through the lumber. lots more photos, cad drawings and process pics on my dorset custom furniture blog ... it was a nice project … dan

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 05:07 AM

Nice work, as always.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 05:27 AM

Very interesting style, looks great Dan. Hope the customer was as pleased as me.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 05:40 AM

wow, very fancy…

That wood is amazing. Also, the work on the top front moon phases. I can imagine marking everything on that piece was a bit of a pain.

Thanks for sharing your shop’s awesome work.

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 12:14 PM

Very beautiful work, Dan! So elegant! What a lift to see this piece this morning! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 02:45 PM

Great project and pics very nice!

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

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 03:31 PM

Very unique and beautiul!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 03:51 PM

Love the moon and mountains!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#8 posted 09-02-2011 04:24 AM

Man, I love your work.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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