Shot Glass Display

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Project by DustyNewt posted 03-18-2008 12:48 AM 3024 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was consigned to do this piece for some friends of mine. The main case is oak and the trim and miter keys are zebrawood. I liked the flatsawn figure of the zebrawood and used the natural warp of the board to my advantage, splaying the two bookmatched stiles upwards and outwards. The shelve’s trim are quartersawn from the same piece.

The finish is linseed oil, then three thinned coats of polyurethane, then Trewax

The unit measures approximately 18×32x4”. It is hung with a french cleat.

9/3/9 Update: Finally received a photo of this display “in situ”.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-18-2008 12:56 AM

Hi Dusty,

This is a nice piece and your finish looks good. The zebrawood adds a nice detail to the oak as do the miter keys. Using a french cleat sure beats drilling though the front of the case (and hoping you don’t miss the stud). The case looks like it hangs pretty tight was well.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#2 posted 03-18-2008 12:57 AM

Very nice. I like the zebra wood, it add just enough accent.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 03-18-2008 01:20 AM

very nice ,bookmatched cathedrals add a nice touch and the zebrawood (gotta love it )
really like the suttle details in the joinery …

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#4 posted 03-18-2008 02:23 AM

nice job. your friend will definitely like it.

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 03-18-2008 03:02 AM

Nice job using that natural feature, Scott.
Make sure and embed a shot of the shelving with the collection installed if you are able. It would be fun to see.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#6 posted 03-18-2008 03:02 AM

excellent…I like the ‘ears’ on the front of it…and the assemblage…it’s unique and challenging and definitely not something one would find in a store…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 03-18-2008 07:18 AM

I like the zebra wood trim. Great project.

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

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#8 posted 03-18-2008 01:38 PM

Stunning wood. This is a very nice project.

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#9 posted 03-18-2008 05:07 PM

Lovely execution, mon ami. Sensitive use of materials. Your buds should be proud. Good job.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#10 posted 03-19-2008 01:50 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments, fellow Lumberjocks. My friends put it up and already have it filled. So, as Doug requested here is an updated photo.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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