Monumental wall unit

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Project by lechevaldebois posted 02-14-2008 07:17 AM 2238 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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#1 posted 02-14-2008 07:45 AM

Very nice work!!

-- --Chuck

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#2 posted 02-14-2008 08:20 AM

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

-- Bong

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#3 posted 02-14-2008 08:23 AM

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

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 02-14-2008 08:32 AM

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


-- 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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#5 posted 02-14-2008 08:44 AM

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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#6 posted 02-14-2008 01:28 PM

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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#7 posted 02-14-2008 04:32 PM

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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#8 posted 02-14-2008 04:33 PM

Beautiful piece! 40 hrs. sanding?? Whew!

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

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#9 posted 02-14-2008 05:53 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 02-14-2008 11:14 PM

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 02-15-2008 01:55 AM

Excellent. I like the idea of the removable cornice.

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

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#12 posted 06-22-2008 02:18 AM

Absolutly Beautiful, I’m in awe of your work

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

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#13 posted 12-17-2008 03:00 AM

Holy heck.

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#14 posted 03-15-2009 01:15 PM

Couldn’t be nicer!
Out of my league.

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

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#15 posted 02-10-2010 07:39 PM

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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