Book Case - Reclaimed Pine

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Project by BillCo posted 03-24-2008 02:39 PM 1924 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my favourites so far. Salvaged white pine , all solid with only hinges and knobs as metal parts. Full floating back, glass doors. My own design, too. We made this in December 2004.

The colours imparted to the wood from 100 years of immersion in the bay are patterned within the grain lines spanning between and sometimes past heartwood and sapwood. The variations are endless and intricate. The colours are unpredictable and almost prismatic.

-- Sawmill Lodge -

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#1 posted 03-24-2008 03:06 PM

Another fine job, BillCo. Nice design and execution.

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#2 posted 03-24-2008 03:39 PM

Gorgeous wood, and you used it well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-24-2008 03:40 PM

Very nice. This is a truly beautiful piece to look at. I’m sure pictures do not do it justice. Thanks for showing it to us.

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#4 posted 03-24-2008 03:55 PM

This is a nice bookcase. It has some interesting color and grain patterns although I agree with ratchet’s comment. Pictures usually do not convey a lot of the finer details and true appearances of the projects.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#5 posted 03-24-2008 06:01 PM

Nice!! looks like really nice design, and a warm color. reclaimed pine is one my favorite woods, I love the hardwoods, but somehow I end up building more pine pieces for my own home than I do walnut or cherry.


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#6 posted 03-25-2008 02:29 AM

Great looking design and bookcase. You did a beautiful job on it. It definitely has to go in my favorites. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 03-25-2008 04:59 AM

Great looking bookcase I really like the wood and the color

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 03-25-2008 12:06 PM

That’s a beauty. I love that old wood that they are claiming from the water. We have a lot of sunken cypress in this area – but it’s not priced for the average man to take advantage of.

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

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#9 posted 02-19-2009 01:56 AM

Nice bookcase!

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#10 posted 03-17-2009 11:49 AM

I really like it! Thanks for sharing.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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