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Project by 404 - Not Found posted 05-27-2013 04:23 PM 2698 views 8 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece has gone into a 300 year old estate house. The design is Victorian inspired and always meant to be sympathetic to it’s surroundings. I tried to capture all that in a classic form without going over the top.
African Mahogany (sapele) and sapele veneered mdf, finished with Becker Acroma a/c satin lacquer.
I did a lot of new things on this and I’m happy with the way it turned out.
Ended up making it in my one car garage workshop, it wasn’t meant to be that way, that’s just how it turned out.
It’s 10’6” wide by 7’6” high so it was a bit of squeeze at times.
Burnt out the motor in my tablesaw at the half way point so had to rely on my baby bandsaw, tracksaw and a borrowed mitre/table saw combo to get it done.

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 04:31 PM

Absolutely stunning.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 04:35 PM


-- Joel

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 04:48 PM

Nice work.

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 04:55 PM

As Always very top notch work ,great looking piece.


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#5 posted 05-27-2013 05:17 PM

excellent work.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 05:25 PM

See there your accent pcs. Did work. Didn’t really make the piece but didn’t hurt it at all

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 05:29 PM

Epic is an understatement!

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 06:03 PM

Very impressive!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 06:30 PM

beautiful work,an awesome piece!!!

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#10 posted 05-27-2013 06:44 PM

Great work & craftsmanship, fantastic looking piece of furniture, especially since you had to work in the cramped quarters. I can sympathize with this condition, as I also need to do all my work in a one car garage, which makes your work all the more outstanding.

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#11 posted 05-27-2013 07:30 PM

Agree with all the above posts. This is a special piece. I hope you made about 20 grand for it. You certainly deserve that. This is far from a weekend enthusiast bookshelf.

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#12 posted 05-27-2013 08:03 PM

Runner i would re do it it just dont look right , ill come and take this eye sore away so you want have to see it

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#13 posted 05-27-2013 08:06 PM

those 12 foot ceiling sure make a person look small,,great finish too

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#14 posted 05-27-2013 09:26 PM

Looks great !!....The finish is exquisite….The issue with the Bolection moulding is obviously resolved

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#15 posted 05-27-2013 11:36 PM

You are a true craftsman, renners!

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

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