shoe bench and overhead book storage

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Project by Daniel posted 12-12-2013 07:02 PM 2818 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built for a friend’s carriage house apartment; installed in a stair landing.

The case is New Zealand pine (yes, from Home Depot); the inserts and base ribs are black limba.

All pine frame joints are simple butt with 50mm Festool dominoes every 6” or so. Limba inserts are 1/8” proud of frame on top, deep tongue and groove into the pine with Shaker 45-degree shaper cuts.

-- Daniel, Washington

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 09:34 PM

Seems like a project well done, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 10:04 PM

That is lovely. Nice proportions and wood contrasts. Ironic that its nzpine, here in nz its not considered posh enough for furniture. Except by me.

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 10:39 PM

Very nice storage areas. Very useful!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 08:52 PM

Looks great!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 12-15-2013 02:58 AM

With five kids I wish I had some place to place one of these, great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 02:41 AM

Shoe bench is great

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