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Project by Andy posted 07-22-2013 06:34 AM 1111 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first post. I have been browsing the site for a few years getting inspiration from all of your projects. I have been woodworking on and off for many years. Most of my work has been done in my shop class in high school or in other men’s shops other the years. This is one of the first projects that I completed in my own shop.

The project was inspired by the leaning bookshelves that you can find in many department stores. I was looking for a high quality version that was made from solid wood. The shelf is all glued together with no metal fasteners unlike the department store versions.

The entire project is made from solid African Mahogany. All of the individual shelves are made from a single piece of mahogany except the bottom which is made from two pieces glued together. The side supports are made from a single piece of 6/4 mahogany. The shelfs are dadoed into the side support posts and then glued into position.

I finished it with a coat of shellac followed by a gel stain and a few coats of poly.

I hope you enjoy it!

-- Andy





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 07-22-2013 11:04 AM

Very nice Andy, it looks great, you did a very nice job. I look forward to seeing more posts from you and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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rackjabbit

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#2 posted 07-22-2013 11:58 AM

Very well crafted. I like the “all wood no metal” design. Welcome to LJ.

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 07-22-2013 04:14 PM

Great looking shelves!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 01:14 AM

Very nice!

And welcome to another Andy (we have a lot of Andys on this site)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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watermark

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#5 posted 07-23-2013 05:23 AM

Nice work and welcome. I like that design too.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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whitebeast88

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 10:35 PM

very nice alot better made than those syore bought ones.nice build.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 01:47 PM

Great work, like more your version made of beautiful mahogany and no metal fasteners. Great finish too! Welcome to LJs!

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