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Project by Andreas posted 220 days ago 1250 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this maple bookshelf for my niece. The lumber was given to me by her grandfather and was drying in his basement for the last 40 years. I knew I had to do something special with the wood so I designed this unique bookshelf that my niece could enjoy for a lifetime. It’s finished with polyurethane.

When I delivered the bookshelf, she immediately opened the drawer and hopped in!





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davidmackv

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#1 posted 220 days ago

So are the curved pieces in front laminated boards and cut to that curvature or is it different pieces longitudinal?
Great looking piece. You did an awesome job with some special wood.

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davidmackv

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#2 posted 220 days ago

So are the curved pieces in front laminated boards and cut to that curvature or is it different pieces longitudinal?
Great looking piece. You did an awesome job with some special wood.

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 220 days ago

Super nice design and build. I like the curved front uprights, different & very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Andreas

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#4 posted 220 days ago

David, the front curved piece is cut from a single piece of wood. I laid it out at an angle and was able to cut both pieces, back to back, from the same 6.5” board. It was a bit wasteful, but I think it was worth it in this case.

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fuigb

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#5 posted 220 days ago

The contrasting colors are a nice touch. Is the back panel from the maple or is that plywood?

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 220 days ago

Very nice work Andreas a wonderful design and a great build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 220 days ago

great design. You have constructed a beautiful bookcase.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Lee Leitner

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#8 posted 220 days ago

Awesome lines on this one..it is smooth on the eye and colors lend to the design…great job

-- Lee

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shopdog

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#9 posted 220 days ago

I like the design a lot. The curves really work

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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clieb91

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#10 posted 220 days ago

Really unique looking bookcase. Certain that she will be using it for many years to come. Sadly though she will only fit in the drawer for so long :)

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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david38

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#11 posted 220 days ago

very nice

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bugz

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#12 posted 220 days ago

Very well done, unique design, and sounds like it was very appreciated.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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tefinn

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#13 posted 220 days ago

Very nice design. I really like the curved front rails. It looks great.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Halc

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#14 posted 220 days ago

Nice job! What better way to use that wood than to build something that will always remind your niece of you?

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MT_Stringer

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#15 posted 220 days ago

That looks really nice…and it comes with a built in book worm, and a cute one at that.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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