Victorian Bookcase

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Project by twinwillow posted 12-12-2013 07:46 PM 1141 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reproduction of a circa 1870 victorian bookcase I recently built for a customer. It is made with quartersawn white oak. I had about 300 hours work in it as everything is handmade except the hardware and some wooden rosettes. This bookcase is 124 inches wide by 94 inches tall.

-- John

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 09:15 PM

That looks awesome and massive. Great job.

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 10:30 PM

Very nice craftsmanship!

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 12:25 AM

Your first picture doesn’t do justice to the the project. Very nice work. Beautiful detail.

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 12:28 AM

Wow …what an awesome bookcase, you have done an excellent job making this….awesome job.

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 12:29 AM


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#6 posted 12-13-2013 12:44 AM

Impressive build….nice job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 01:24 AM


It’s certainly understandable that you would spend 300 hours on that masterpiece! Wonderful work! Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs.


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#8 posted 12-13-2013 02:53 AM

Absolutely gorgeous.

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 03:27 AM

As QSWO is one of my favorites, all I can say is WOW. You made the tree Gods happy with this one!!

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#10 posted 12-13-2013 07:30 AM

Wow, this is beautiful. Great job and love the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Welcome to LJ’s

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 12:40 PM

Beautiful. Terrific craftsmanship, absolutely beautiful.

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#12 posted 12-13-2013 02:09 PM

Stunning, beautiful craftsmanship. I hope your customer appreciates it like we do. Welcome to the site

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#13 posted 12-13-2013 02:12 PM

Wow! this is a really nice project and you’ve done a fine job on it. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 12-13-2013 03:15 PM

That is some beautiful wood that you did justice to. The carving details set it all of spectacularly.
Not sure I’d like a piece that ornate in my house, but the craftmanship is superb. Congratulations.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#15 posted 12-13-2013 03:17 PM

sweet that is real craftmanship.

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