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  1. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Oct 8, 2019

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    Anyone into woodworking? This has always been a passion of mine but to be honest this bookshelf is one of the largest undertakings I've done to date. Built this for my son's 1st birthday. We'll be moving it into his bedroom and it will house his growing library of books. Eventually I'll build a matching toy box and probably night stand/dresser.

    Thought I'd share. Its 36" x 60" and made from 3/4" knotty Alder (love the grain in this wood!). Finished with minwax Provincial 211 stain and a few coats of polyurethane. The middle shelves are independent and adjustable up and down 1.5" each way.

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  2. Canuck

    Canuck Oct 8, 2019

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    I was at an exhibition of a group of specialist woodworkers at a local mall, over this past week end. I had no idea there was such talent around as to fabricate some of the drop-dead gorgeous projects there was for the public to view. The only thing that results from any of my woodworking projects is sawdust! This is a bird's eye view of the exhibit. On display were items ranging from ornaments to full sized furniture. I spent about an hour reviewing the displayed items, and talking to several of the members whose works were on display. One class of item that was on display was made up of items made from a single piece of 2 x 4 lumber! Unbelievable!

    A credit to you for the splendid job on the cabinet for your son’s room. And thanks for sharing.

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  3. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Oct 8, 2019

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  4. BradleyJ.

    BradleyJ. Oct 8, 2019

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    That's some beautiful work!
     
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  5. lillatroll

    lillatroll Oct 8, 2019

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    A childhood friend of mine is a cabinet maker. Mostly high end stuff for wealthy clients all over the UK. Joseph joined the Royal Marines when he left school at 16. After 9 years he left and started doing carpentry. He and my brother, who is also a carpenter worked together for a few years and then he started making furniture. He has no formal qualifications and is self taught but his work is amazing. I tried uploading some photos from his website but they wouldn't upload. His website is: www.joseffsamuel.com
     
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  6. makaria indica

    makaria indica Oct 9, 2019

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    Nice work kstateskier, the stain reminds me of a story..

    I have a good friend who owns a joinery business, his father builds large, top spec houses and was employed to build a mansion on a remote peninsular for a very wealth Russian.

    The guys wife was in charge of interior design and they settled on building all the cabnitry and bedrooms furniture out of swamp Kauri, its timber that has been buried in peat bogs for upto 40,000 years and fetches upto 10,000USD per cube. https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/swamp-kauri/

    My mate duly purchased an astronomical amount of milled slabs and set about making bespoke furnishings and cabinetry for this large palatial house, he sent progress photos to the Russians wife, who didn't like the stunning grain pattern and colour of the Kauri, so had him stain every single piece jet black ???

    He might as well have used pinus radiata :(
     
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  7. Canuck

    Canuck Oct 9, 2019

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    FIFY. One example of Josef’s work.

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  8. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Oct 9, 2019

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    The only phrase I remembered while visiting wood artists = Sometimes woodwork is held together by Woodworms holding hands ;)
     
  9. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Oct 11, 2019

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    finally got it moved into my son's room the other night and stocked with all his books! It fits perfect. Here's hoping he doesn't leave it in his dorm room after I'm dead.

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  10. JPE.88305

    JPE.88305 Oct 11, 2019

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    Didn't build this myself but helped design and stain a few years ago; local guys that re-purpose antiques & farm equipment.
    Table top and bench are solid oak from the floor boards of an old barn before being town down; table base is an old cast iron drafting table that can be raised or lowered. The damn thing weighs an insane amount, but these old houses were built to withstand a nuclear blast so should be ok.
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