In my previous post I have showed how I planned the circles and today I came up with a way to sand and make them smoother into exact circles. I rigged myself a contraption that will spin the barrels while I sand them: Here is a short video in how I used it:
The wall that the bookshelf will be built on already has a round window. I decided to include the window shape as an element in the overall design of the bookshelf. The shelves will be offset with three different sizes of circles. This design element came with its own challenges. How to shape/form wood into exact precise circles. Here is Step 1- determining the sizes: Making the circles – Looking a lot like vats: Three Sizes: With my next post I will have the “barrels” smoothed out.
I am currently working on a full wall bookshelf for a local couple that is a writer and a journalist. They needed a whole wall dedicated to a huge collection of books. Part of the process I enjoy the most is selecting the best mahogany I can find. Each board of mahogany has its own fingerprint and personality.