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    Oak Bookcase

    Here's an oak bookcase I just finished. Nothing special really but the wood used was a few pieces of oak I had been holding onto for a couple of years. The side panels and legs are bookmatched. The legs and rails were resawn from a 12/4 piece so I took what I got out of it. There is a little too much spalting on the legs for my taste for such a piece but oh well.




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    Nice, love the simple look and the wood is rather nice too

    Do you always keep that spot in your house clear for showcasing your fine work?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Nice, love the simple look and the wood is rather nice too

    Do you always keep that spot in your house clear for showcasing your fine work?

    Cheers!
    Stu it's the only place in my house where I can get a wide enough shot. Next up on the block though is a sideboard and guess where it's going to go.

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    Nicely done Alex!
    Is the rear panel also oak?
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    Yes Rennie, the rear panel is also resawn 1/4" oak panels, shiplapped. I should have also mentioned that in the 12/4 piece there was much quartersawn oak. The side panels are also quartersawn with some nice (hard to see in pic) ray fleck.

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    Very nice.

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    That's a real nice job, Alex. The style (and wood) is very similar to a chest of drawers that has been in my family since I was a kid.
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    Thanks all for the comments. Vaughn, with all the spalting this one came out of the shop already looking a little older. Still I hope it is in use a good long time.

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    I like it. Simple, yet elegant. I like the lines.

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    Looks great Alex...love the classic design.
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