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Project by Norwegian posted 03-15-2008 04:31 PM 1977 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bookcase are made of birch supplied from a local wood mill. Together with the owner of the mill I could sort out a pile of figured boards.
The finish is first a coat of boiled linseed oil, with two coats of Liberon finishing oil. At last I used a coat of wax.

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 04:36 PM

That is really some beautiful wood. What a nice design and great workmanship. Just the kind of bookcase I’d like to build. Well done!

-- Greg, CT

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 04:39 PM

A beautiful piece of furniture.

I love the wavy grain of the Birch.

You did a great job of choosing the right boards.

You’ve also added a beautiful finish to it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 05:10 PM

A masterpiece of craftsmanship, very beautiful grain, and a finish that makes the grain “POP”. Excellent pics.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 05:31 PM

Beautiful piece, looks really sturdy also. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 06:36 PM

Nice score on the flame birch, and you did a beautiful job with it.

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 06:39 PM

That has to be the finest looking birch I have ever seem. Great bookcase.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 03-15-2008 09:26 PM

I haven’t seen birch with this kind of figure. This is a really nice piece. You did a good job both on the construction and the finishing sides as well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-15-2008 10:12 PM

Wow, you sure made the best of sorting the woodpile. That is a very fine bookcase.

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#9 posted 03-16-2008 11:22 AM

Bravo – that is some beautiful wood. I think that the simplistic design of the bookcase was a great choice – it really showcases the beauty of the wood.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 01-23-2009 09:34 PM

The quality of you wood is matched by the quality of your workmanship. Both are excellent.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#11 posted 01-23-2009 10:50 PM

Put a postage stamp on the left corner and post it to me in Scotland just whet I need for my large range of woodworking and woodturning books .I just said to my wife yesterday I could make something like you have done very nice honest design well made and looks really nice well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 02-22-2010 03:07 PM

Just gorgeous. I love it.

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