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Project by Mean_Dean posted 03-29-2013 06:32 PM 2326 views 11 times favorited 14 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 -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN





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AJswoodshop

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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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cajunpen

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

Nice piece.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Woodbridge

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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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Conrad

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

Love the colors on this.

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Ken90712

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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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dnick

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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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woodcox

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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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Fishinbo

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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

Favorited

-- Mark

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helluvawreck

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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
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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WOODCEPTUAL

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#11 posted 02-21-2016 11:17 PM

Gorgeous!! I just love the Arts & Crafts look of this piece! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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Mean_Dean

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#12 posted 02-22-2016 02:07 AM

Thanks, Sawdust! (Talk about pulling one out of the archives!!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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devann

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#13 posted 05-07-2016 06:04 AM

I like your bookshelf, unique. The workmanship appears first rate.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Mean_Dean

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#14 posted 05-07-2016 03:20 PM

Thanks, Darrell!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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