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Project by lechevaldebois posted 2379 days ago 1958 views 17 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

19 feet wide, 9 feet tall. Solid maple for facade, doors and the whole middle section with the arch (even the back panels) .The dark color was the client’s choice. I know…
All detachable (cornice and base also! no nails.) so the client can bring it when she moves.
Over 40 hours of SANDING alone for this project…2007





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grovemadman

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#1 posted 2379 days ago

Very nice work!!

-- --Chuck

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bong

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#2 posted 2379 days ago

Wow! that is what we call library. Nice work!

-- Bong

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#3 posted 2379 days ago

Another great looking piece. She must have a LOT of books.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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jcees

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#4 posted 2379 days ago

Sweet! I love it that it’s portable. Way cool.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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lechevaldebois

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#5 posted 2379 days ago

Yeah, the client had lots and lots of books, the room was filled with boxes. She’s an immigration officer and lawyer. I sold her this unit 14500$ plus taxes and still made very little profit considering the hours I put in…

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2379 days ago

This is a beautiful library unit. The finish is absolutely gorgeous.

How did you finish the piece?

I can well believe that it took you over 40 hours of sanding on this. This is a piece of furniture that would certainly be the focal point of any room.

Thank you for sharing this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dadoo

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#7 posted 2378 days ago

Very nice. Thanks for shareing the selling price too. I’m always curious as to what some of the high-end cabinetry can go for.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 2378 days ago

Beautiful piece! 40 hrs. sanding?? Whew!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 2378 days ago

this is MASSIVE !!!
and the colour: I love it!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Critterman

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#10 posted 2378 days ago

Wow this is fantastic, is that bead detail around the panels and drawers or is it molding, can’t tell from the photo. And ditto on the finish, I really like that color. What wood did you use?? Another great project.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#11 posted 2378 days ago

Excellent. I like the idea of the removable cornice.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Rj

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#12 posted 2250 days ago

Absolutly Beautiful, I’m in awe of your work

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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bensaw

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#13 posted 2072 days ago

Holy heck.
Amazing.

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spanky46

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#14 posted 1984 days ago

Couldn’t be nicer!
Out of my league.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#15 posted 1651 days ago

WOW, that is one amazing cabinet…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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