Maple bookshelf

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Project by kirschenman posted 06-20-2012 03:20 AM 1168 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made of 6’ x 15” x 7/8” book matched sawn maple. The wood is beautiful with the ‘fiddle-back’ and w/spalted lines. When i first saw the pieces i thought it was cherry or even alder, but when i began drilling holes in it, that sweet familiar aroma of maple burst through! The double tenon shelves was exactly how i pictured this when i first laid eyes on the wood. I enjoyed the entire project and my wife loves it!! I used 3 coats of target water-based lacquer (The keys are not finished in the photos). Thank you for viewing!

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#1 posted 06-20-2012 03:37 AM

Wow, the double tenons look great on this book shelf. Great job on the outcome.

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 03:39 AM

Well done my friend, thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 06-20-2012 05:06 PM

Very nice bookshelf the grain of the boards with the spalting is amazing.

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#4 posted 06-20-2012 06:48 PM

I love the live-edge look on tables. This is the first time I have seen it employed so well on a bookshelf. Nicely done.

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#5 posted 06-20-2012 07:36 PM

Looks good and nice job.


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#6 posted 06-21-2012 02:04 AM

its quite bold, i like it. the live edge element is kicking it up a notch for a bookcase :-)

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