Bookshelf Canoe

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Project by BamaCummins posted 08-19-2008 08:40 PM 2005 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bookshelf built to resemble a canoe. Somewhat challenging, especially glueing the bow, but is a nice addition to the home. I ended up making two of them and now my brothers want one.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#1 posted 08-19-2008 08:49 PM

Very nice, that is an interesting book case. I like it, nice job

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Callum Kendall

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#2 posted 08-19-2008 10:06 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 08-19-2008 11:27 PM

Very nice! You did a great job on this piece. thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 08-20-2008 01:22 AM

Another nice one. The red color looks great with the natural finish.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 08-20-2008 01:33 AM

Very good, nice colors

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 08-20-2008 01:52 AM

This would look good in any home, but especially in a cabin on the lake.

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

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#7 posted 08-20-2008 02:48 AM

Nicely Done,

Thanks for the post

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#8 posted 08-20-2008 04:48 AM

Looks like a great place to stow away some great pirate books. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 08-20-2008 12:47 PM

Great craftsmanship!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 08-21-2008 04:37 AM

very nice—-maybe you could take it for a sail and read a book?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 08-24-2008 02:38 AM

That looks really nice! My wife has been interested in these for a long time, I’ll be sure to show her yours.

-- "Skol, Vikings"

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#12 posted 08-24-2008 03:05 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. You lumberjocks sure are self esteem builders!

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#13 posted 11-15-2008 04:30 AM

Nice work! I’ve seen these in some stores for way too much and have considered trying to build my own. However, It’s a little intimidating being slightly new to the woodworking game. Did you have some plans or make your own? I’m interested in giving this a shot for my son’s room.

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#14 posted 11-19-2009 12:35 AM

That’s cool! Great work.

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#15 posted 12-27-2009 11:52 PM

You done a Nice Job on this.
That Old Town Canoe hanging up there on the wall was built abou 8 miles up the highway from me.
It is one of the companys around here that seems to hang on when the econamy goes to crap, thay have been building canoes for something like 75 or 100 years, from wood strip and canvis to Royalux and fiberglass.
Keep up the great work.

-- Lou - Maine

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