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You may remember I made my daughter, Olivia, an arts and crafts style bookcase in 2012.


This was for her new flat which sadly fell through. The bookcase came back to us where it had pride of place in our kitchen. Earlier this year she moved into a new house and, giving fair warning, took the book case with her.


We needed a replacement.
Also in our kitchen was the maple bow fronted cabinet that I had also made in 2014.


It made sense then for the new bookcase to match this in style. It could also be sized to fit the space where the old bookcase had stood. The build was a straightforward cabinet made from butt jointed maple planks, with dovetail joints at the top and half lap joints at the bottom. The wooden inlay was made with shop made veneer from resawn rosewood. The curves were all scaled down but kept identical to those used on the cabinet. The finish was with three coats of General Finishes semigloss varnish. When displayed side by side with the cabinet, I was pleased with the match.


In no time at all the bookcase was full and a very pleasing result.

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Wow, you lost a beautiful book case and made another of equal beauty. I like the curved front and the floating top.
 

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Wow, really nice.

Great design. Simple yet elegant.
 

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Nice job! I like your design choices.
 

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"You're what….....taking the bookcase with you!".........."and now I have to make another one". Oh dear, not that!
Looks great. Well done.
 
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