Sapele bookcase with Giraffe motif

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Project by bearkatwood posted 12-02-2015 02:19 AM 1783 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sapele mahogany bookcase has ebony plugs in the top rail. It has a giraffe motif that I painted on the side for the customer who loved giraffes. Finished with oil/varnish. The picture was done is a way that I have used to etch glass patterns. I use a roll of clear drawer liner and stick it to the wood than I can use a permanent marker to draw out my idea. When I have it the way I want I use an exacto knife to cut away the part I want to paint and then spay the paint on an peel off the leftover to reveal the design. A few coats of clear varnish seal it in place and protect it.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 12-02-2015 03:14 AM

Very nice! I really like your design! Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 12-02-2015 05:17 AM

Aw. Giraffe is my favorite animal! When can I expect delivery? ;-) kidding, kind of…
Thanks for sharing this beautiful bookcase and your painting technique, Brian.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 12-02-2015 12:00 PM

That is awesome, Great job. Love the color of mahogany.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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