Spalted Sycamore Wall Shelf

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Project by Roger Myers posted 01-26-2013 07:35 PM 2411 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wall shelf with two drawers measures just under three feet in length. The back panel is a stunning piece of spalted sycamore which was the inspiration for the design, which is entitled “Seascape”, as the spalting looks like an ocean with caves and clouds. The shelf is ambrosia maple, chosen for the appearance of beach sands at low tide. The two drawers are curly maple, faced with walnut burl and have Spanish cedar bottoms, and small turned ebony knobs.
Construction is all hand cut dovetails. The mounting locations for the unit are behind each of the two drawers. The finish is many coats of shellac, hand rubbed to a high gloss.

This piece was designed for a gallery show “In The Grain”, which focused on the natural beauty of wood. This piece is available for sale.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 08:54 PM

outstanding piece!

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 09:40 PM

Very very nice.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 02:50 AM

i like it

-- Joel

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 08:55 AM

Awesome wood and great craftsmanship!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 02:30 PM

Beautiful !! Very creative.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 03:36 PM

You’ve done justice to the wood…. Excellent !

-- Carl, Iowa

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#7 posted 01-28-2013 07:31 PM

Beautiful! My favorite pieces of “furniture” are those that showcase the natural qualities of the weed being used. Great job!

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 06:18 AM

Beautiful work. How are each of the drawers attached to the main shelf? I see the dovetails on the corners. Is the main shelf attachment a stopped dado?

-- Expert Sawdust Maker

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 03:39 PM

Great looking piece. Simple, modern and unique. A great way to show off the natural beauty of the wood.

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI

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#10 posted 01-02-2014 06:16 PM

Just an update. This piece has been sold and shipped off to its new owner.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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#11 posted 01-02-2014 07:27 PM

I have a giant sycamore in my backyard. I love it for its shade but if it ever goes you better believe it gonna be put to some kind a use. Great project!

-- "Yer young, you got yer health, what do you want with a JOB?"

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