|Project by Damien||posted 11-13-2011 08:32 AM||2678 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
This is a bookcase, that was my first piece of furniture to complete.
All of my woodworking so far has started with rough cut lumber (aside from plywood components, clearly). This was some more out of my walnut stash for the molding, and some amazing maple that I picked up. The live edge checks and maple tap holes and minor figuring all started showing as I planed this wood. I decided it had to be shown off as openly as possible. To keep it stable, the side panels (which are 2 consecutive slabs off a log) are framed in with solid clear maple from another piece of the same log. I was worried about the structure having gaping areas in the panels. All of the shelves are solid maple, too.
To me the design of the ‘live edge check’ (for lack of better description) sort of reminds me of a Lord of the Ring type Wraith thingybob… the profile of a masked evil type face. See it? Haha.
It’s about 6 1/2 feet tall, 12 inches deep and 14 inches wide. The center shelf is stationary, the other 4 move up and down several inches using pins.
I know the molding on the top is overkill, making it a touch top heavy.