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Project by Kaelin Quigley posted 06-03-2019 03:43 AM 560 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shelf made possibly for cameras. The wood used is macadamia nut which I got from Hawaii and curly maple which I used aniline dye to really make the figure pronounced. Macadamia nut has the grain of lacewood and is really quite beautiful and unlike any other wood. The slab I got was a funky shape but while building my lounge chair I used the bending form to make the bottom part of the shelf and cut that to shape on the macadamia nut so it follows the curve while being bent. It looks really cool.

-- Kaelin, Juneau Alaska

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#1 posted 06-03-2019 06:04 AM

Looks like a lot of the boards I have to sift through at Home Depot to find a straight one! Just kidding, very nice!

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#2 posted 06-03-2019 10:54 AM

I like the unusual shape of this project and the old cameras are great (I have a collection of over 3,000 of them).
Beautiful grain!!!
Don’t know how I missed your lounge chair blog! Thanks for taking the time to share your process!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#3 posted 06-03-2019 11:35 AM

Very cool shelf…..............beautiful wood!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-03-2019 12:18 PM

The macadamia almost has the appearance of fish scales. Very different.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#5 posted 06-05-2019 01:05 AM

Kaelin , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 06-05-2019 01:59 AM

Very cool looking wood. Nice unique shape on the shelf.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 06-05-2019 06:24 AM

Perfect shelf for that purpose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 06-05-2019 11:07 AM

Wow – very nice shelf! Quite unique.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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