A Well-Read Dog

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Project by brentmore posted 01-02-2013 05:16 AM 3466 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During our last visit to New York we tried to visit the Museum of Modern Art, but it was closed by the time we got there. Since the gift shop was open (of course), we took a walk around to see if there was anything interesting. My wife spotted a nice bookcase that she really liked, but I nearly slapped it out of her hands when I saw the pricetag.

Well here’s my version: solid oak with a custom finish (1/3 poly, 1/3 BLO, 1/3 spirits).

-- Brent,

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 05:28 AM

Smart diggity Dog! LOL


Thank you!

Happy New Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 05:33 AM

Both doggies are cute!

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

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 06:13 AM

Cool design .nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 03:11 PM

Cool Dog/Book Stand Brent. How well does that mixture take to a brush? I have 2 Gal. of Floor Poly that I’ve been avoiding but I just might try this out.

-- John

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 03:22 PM

I like it. Might need to make a longer one…. Dachshund?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 04:11 PM

That dog has better taste in literature than most college professors :).

Nice build!

-- Robb

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 05:41 PM

@John – not sure about the brush. I tend to use thinner finishes so I stick to foam and t-shirts for applications.

@Gene – despite the stand’s small size, it’s pretty heavy and solid and I’m sure a longer one would hold up just fine. The little one is a Min Pin mix and kind of a nerd if you ask me.

-- Brent,

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#8 posted 01-02-2013 06:04 PM

Very cool/interesting piece! But shouldn’t that first book be “Beowoof” ? <<ducks>>

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#9 posted 01-03-2013 05:12 AM

Looks cool. Out of curiosity how much did they want for it in the gift shop?

-- Russ

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#10 posted 01-03-2013 05:42 AM

It was $195 if I recall correctly. The wood was really nice, but I think my $6 in oak gets the same message across.

-- Brent,

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#11 posted 01-03-2013 02:29 PM

Very cool and modern design! Really love dogs, might steal the idea.


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