Baroque (Rococo) Style Decoration for a Library

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Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 01-10-2014 05:46 PM 2861 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dear Lumberjocks,

I am back again, after more than a year without news.

A distinctive antique book collector, who lives in a town quite far from mine (in Sao Paulo state, Brazil), had built a comfortable new house and intended to put his beloved old books collection in a Baroque (Rococo) style library, which had not been built yet. So, he met my Website and set me the following challenge: To suggest some baroque feature to that library but using only the ceiling surface and the outer surfaces of a small door and of the file drawers, in order not to reduce the limited space for the books. He also asked me to carve a column inspired in the Greek Ionic style and to find a proper place for it, in addition of including in the decoration the national Portuguese Coat of Arms. The only references he sent me by email were the library architectural drawings.

He approved my suggestions and I carved the decorative pieces in my tiny domestic workshop (7×6 feet with hand tools only). Afterwards I travelled to his town for a weekend and installed those pieces. The project is not complete yet and an impressive ceiling decoration is in progress.

All the wood is the Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata)
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Best Regards,

-- Dilo

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#1 posted 01-10-2014 05:52 PM

good to see you again dilo

what a great commission for you

and as usual
excellent works

enjoy the new year

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 05:54 PM

Incredible work Dilo! I visited your website also and I’ve got to say your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 05:55 PM

Hi Patron,
It is my pleasure to get the welcoming greetings from you. Have a nice year too.

-- Dilo

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#4 posted 01-10-2014 06:27 PM

beautiful work, so happy that there are people there who have seen your work and are commissioning you to do work for them, Bravo..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-10-2014 06:38 PM

As always, amazing work.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 07:20 PM

Remarkable work, like usual! You must have a lot of patience to pull of designs like that.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#7 posted 01-10-2014 08:10 PM

Wonderful to hear from you and to see more of your splendid work Dilo.
You are a true artist my friend and it is always a pleasure to view your craftsmanship.
The new owner of these fine pieces is lucky indeed.

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#8 posted 01-10-2014 08:15 PM

Hi Dilo
As usual a amazingly well done project,Always a pleasure to see your work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 01-10-2014 08:23 PM

Impressive, as a;ways

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#10 posted 01-10-2014 08:53 PM

Very impressive work! Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 01-11-2014 12:16 AM

Wow That is amazing, a most impressive build indeed. Thank you for the extra pics showing how you do those amazing fancy carvings for the furniture. Awesome work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 01-11-2014 12:20 AM

Dilo it always a real pleasure to see your next treasure and this did not fail to amaze my friend. You’ve have been here quit sometime and I really can say without a reservation you are the master of hand tools and one of the best contributor to this site, may you have a wonderful Happy New Year!

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#13 posted 01-11-2014 04:24 AM

Truly awesome work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 01-11-2014 05:03 AM


We have missed your contributions to LJs. Your carvings, again, are outstanding. We hope you will show us the ceiling decoration when it’s done.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#15 posted 01-11-2014 05:25 PM

That is incredible carving. Just fantastic.

-- I never finish anyth

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