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White oak bookcases with a built-in look

October 2005

These bookcases act as a divider to separate incoming traffic from the living room. The sides and tops are solid wood with a walnut stain to set them off from the natural color of the oak floor.

The client was going to build them himself until he found out just how hard white oak is and how sharp your machinery has to be to work up a rough board. He came to me with an extravagant amount of beautiful material and a set of plans.

The tops are massive two-inch thick twelve-inch wide boards which were ripped and reglued to stress relieve the material. We added a transition section where the bookcases intersect the walls and column.






Posted by ronpaci at December 25, 2005 4:05 PM