Custom Lord of the Rings Built In Bookcase and Window Bench

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Project by NDVermin posted 01-16-2020 07:03 PM 1567 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been inspired by the works of JRR Tolkien since I was a kid and have long wanted to make a custom bookcase with a Lord of the Rings inspired feel. I did a lot of experimenting with this build, especially with the LED lighting and the “Doors of Durin” cabinet. It features a ton of references from the LOTR – including the writings found on the one ring in a ribbon that winds through the case – made with epoxy filled letters and led lighting from behind. Lots of other symbols from important characters or peoples of middle Earth, but I can only show 6 photos! Hope you find it of interest…..still waiting on cushion for the window seat.

-- Scott - and

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#1 posted 01-16-2020 07:09 PM

I love it! Really creative and unique. Looks like you’ve read a book or two on WWII also, eh?

-- Matt - Colorado

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#2 posted 01-16-2020 07:31 PM

THanks Fiver! Yes, Tolkien, Woodworking and History/WW2 make up most of the books

-- Scott - and

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#3 posted 01-16-2020 08:27 PM

I like it, a lot.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 01-17-2020 12:02 AM

Great job, really cool idea and masterful build. The only thing missing is a stained glass eye of Sauron in that arched window. :-)

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 01-17-2020 12:49 AM

Thanks Leafherder – Honestly I really like that idea! Not sure I can get it by the boss, but I love it :-)

-- Scott - and

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#6 posted 01-17-2020 02:18 AM

Wow! very creative and looks to be well executed. Seems to fit the room well too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 01-17-2020 10:53 AM

Looks like a ton of beautiful work!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 01-17-2020 12:05 PM

I love it. Great work.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#9 posted 01-17-2020 05:57 PM

This is a great idea and wonderful execution.

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 01-17-2020 06:46 PM

Looks like there will plenty of room for all the Baggins clan (tooks thrown in) on that bench…lol. See lots of creative projects on here but this has got to make the top five. The thought and planning that went into this project is top notch. awesome job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#11 posted 01-17-2020 09:04 PM

Thanks all for the kind words! It was a really fun project.

-- Scott - and

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#12 posted 01-18-2020 09:53 AM

Beautiful work, looks so great! This is totaly professionaly made!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 01-18-2020 11:40 AM

NDV , if you so choose, you can always add more pictures inside the comments accompanying the project…
during and after posting the project… eg.,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 01-18-2020 07:47 PM

Awesome !!

“May your beer be laid under an enchantment of surpassing excellence for seven years!”

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#15 posted 01-19-2020 02:34 AM

Thanks Little! I did not realize that!

-- Scott - and

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