Spalted Sycamore Wall Shelf

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Project by Roger Myers posted 452 days ago 1566 views 17 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 452 days ago

outstanding piece!

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#2 posted 452 days ago

Very very nice.

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

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#3 posted 452 days ago

i like it

-- Joel

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#4 posted 452 days ago

Awesome wood and great craftsmanship!

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

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#5 posted 451 days ago

Beautiful !! Very creative.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 451 days ago

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

-- Carl, Iowa

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#7 posted 450 days ago

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 450 days ago

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?

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#9 posted 449 days ago

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 111 days ago

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 111 days ago

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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