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This piece has gone into a 300 year old estate house. The design is Victorian inspired and always meant to be sympathetic to it’s surroundings. I tried to capture all that in a classic form without going over the top.
African Mahogany (sapele) and sapele veneered mdf, finished with Becker Acroma a/c satin lacquer.
I did a lot of new things on this and I’m happy with the way it turned out.
Ended up making it in my one car garage workshop, it wasn’t meant to be that way, that’s just how it turned out.
It’s 10’6” wide by 7’6” high so it was a bit of squeeze at times.
Burnt out the motor in my tablesaw at the half way point so had to rely on my baby bandsaw, tracksaw and a borrowed mitre/table saw combo to get it done.

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#1 posted 460 days ago

Absolutely stunning.

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#2 posted 460 days ago


-- Joel

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#3 posted 460 days ago

Nice work.

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#4 posted 460 days ago

As Always very top notch work ,great looking piece.

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#5 posted 460 days ago

excellent work.

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#6 posted 460 days ago

See there your accent pcs. Did work. Didn’t really make the piece but didn’t hurt it at all

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#7 posted 460 days ago

Epic is an understatement!

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#8 posted 460 days ago

Very impressive!

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#9 posted 459 days ago

beautiful work,an awesome piece!!!

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#10 posted 459 days ago

Great work & craftsmanship, fantastic looking piece of furniture, especially since you had to work in the cramped quarters. I can sympathize with this condition, as I also need to do all my work in a one car garage, which makes your work all the more outstanding.

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#11 posted 459 days ago

Agree with all the above posts. This is a special piece. I hope you made about 20 grand for it. You certainly deserve that. This is far from a weekend enthusiast bookshelf.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#12 posted 459 days ago

Runner i would re do it it just dont look right , ill come and take this eye sore away so you want have to see it

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#13 posted 459 days ago

those 12 foot ceiling sure make a person look small,,great finish too

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#14 posted 459 days ago

Looks great !!....The finish is exquisite….The issue with the Bolection moulding is obviously resolved

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#15 posted 459 days ago

You are a true craftsman, renners!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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