Brass Grill Art Deco Bookcase

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Project by Alan Young posted 03-06-2018 11:40 PM 864 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The case is made from solid Sapele, Mahogany and Walnut. Anigre and Sapele Veneer, and Brass. ​I made the brass door pull and the five brass frame connectors. At the age of 89 my father-Roland Yound assisted me on this piece by fabricating the brass grill on the front door. I took a few pictures of my Dad making the grill and monted them on the bottom of the cabient.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 01:37 AM

Very awesome… I have always liked Art Deco. You and your Dad did some nice work.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 02:11 AM

That’s a beauty. You and your dad do nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 02:26 AM

Looks great. I like the design and the story.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 04:37 AM

Outstanding project- just like the rest of your portfolio.

Great memories being able to build projects with your dad.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 03-07-2018 09:04 AM

Nice piece of work! Your Dad’s contribution really stands out.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Alan Young

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#6 posted 03-07-2018 06:16 PM

Thanks everyone. This piece will leave my possession but not my heart.

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#7 posted 03-07-2018 10:31 PM

You did an outstanding job on this cabinet and it displays a lot of fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 03-08-2018 02:17 AM


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