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Project by Mean_Dean posted 03-29-2013 06:32 PM 1652 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a bookshelf I made as a Christmas present for a friend.

I got the plans for it from Woodsmith magazine, as I’d seen them build this project on their Woodsmith Shop program on PBS.

It’s made out of walnut, and QSWO. It’s finished with Danish oil, applied with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper, rubbing in the oil. It makes a silky-smooth finish! Although, I since learned that, in order to bring out the ray fleck of the QSWO, you need to dye the wood first. Oh well….. (She seems to like her present anyway.)

Comments, as always, are appreciated!

-- Dean

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 08:19 PM

Great job! I think I may make one like this.

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 09:17 PM

Nice piece.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 04:30 AM

Nice project. I like the combination of the QSWO and the walnut.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 05:10 AM

Love the colors on this.

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 02:53 PM

Great work, great looking profect, tight joints. I have about 40 of them shows saved on the DVR that I rewatch When Blondie is sleeeping or busy. Yea I’m addicted to woodworking LOL

Look fwd to seeing more.

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

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 03:37 AM

I like it. Looks good. Wish there were more pictures.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 06:36 AM

Very cool. Many options within it’s profiles.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 02:21 PM

A wonderful bookshelf! Great choice of timbers, nice color contrast. Great work!

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#9 posted 07-14-2015 01:51 AM


-- Mark

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#10 posted 07-14-2015 03:30 PM

I love books and this is a very nice project because the flimsy pairs of bookends really don’t work. Nice work and a wonderful gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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