LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.

Project Information

I was asked to make an item for a silent auction, as part of a fundraiser for the South Texas Book Festival in McAllen. This is what I came up with.

"The Little Library", named because the sides look like bookshelves full of books. This 208 segmented piece was quite fun, and very challenging to create.

It stands 7" tall and 5.75" in diameter. It was constructed using 208 pieces total and I utilized Zebrawood, Curly Mahogany, and Walnut. Wall thickness is .25" and the inner depth is 4".

The finial, base and "books" are Zebrawood, the lid and concave portion of the base is the Mahogany and the "bookshelves" are Walnut. I used clear lacquer for the finish.

This is my first time making a lidded vessel and I think the lid gives the overall impression of an acorn. It was a fun project to work on.

(This project was created, donated, and ended up selling for $85 at the fundraiser two years ago. I am just now getting around to posting it.)

Gallery

Comments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,510 Posts
Jim that is very cool. I love the grain on the lid and finial.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,388 Posts
very interesting and very nice
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,809 Posts
Nice. Love the grain and mixture of woods.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
408 Posts
What a brilliant project! The zebrawood "books" were a great idea, and the entire thing is perfectly executed.

If it sold in some specialty store, it would have priced a lot higher than $85.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Thank you all. It was a great project to work on, and I learned quite a bit. If I were to do it all over again, I would change the process for cutting and re-gluing the segmented rings.

I do believe it would have fetched a higher price on the open market, but then again, it was for a library fundraiser, not for my own wallet. Ironically, the head librarian was one of main bidders, but the winning bid belonged to the very person that asked me to make it for the silent auction!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,109 Posts
208 segments. That is impressive. It is a great look, and you are right, they do look like books.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,866 Posts
Very cool, great piece…Looks good…Well done….
 
Top