Stephen King Book Shelf.

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two gun Dan

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Most of us are creative in some way. Some more or less than others. The whole reason I came to this site was in hopes of showing a photo to SK. But who more able to review my work than a bunch of SK fans. I just finished a double book shelf after working on and off for 6 months. Just in time for Halloween! The book shelves were primarily for my SK novels and I had no idea in the beginning how they would turn out. After all how do you make book shelves scary? I enjoy making what I hope is art out of wood. Hopefully it's Heirloom quality. How do you like to let your creativity show?
 

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two gun Dan

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Thanks for the warm fuzzies! I put a lot of work into it. That is my forth set of book shelves. The new one takes the stress off of the others. Now I can organize by subject matter. But there is room for growth now again. We'll have to push SK into overdrive.
 
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Walter Oobleck

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Nice. Did you design it around the light fixture...or was the fixture installed before/after the shelves were in place? I saw some shelves (a photo some place) that incorporated old sashes (that part of the window that opens) into the design and would like to make one or two to recycle old windows.
 

two gun Dan

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Are those some Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics? I have copies of Dracula, The Complete Fiction of H.P Lovecraft and The Illiad / The Odyssey Omnibus. I love them, and wish the whole series hadn't basically sold out.
Yes, most of them are. I have Dracula in there too. I intend on getting more classics to fill it out some. The red set you see there on the right is something I picked up while stationed in Holy Loch Scotland while in the Navy. Dennis Wheatly is a british horror fiction writer.
 

two gun Dan

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Nice. Did you design it around the light fixture...or was the fixture installed before/after the shelves were in place? I saw some shelves (a photo some place) that incorporated old sashes (that part of the window that opens) into the design and would like to make one or two to recycle old windows.
It all started with needing more shelf space. That wall was mostly open but the wall sconce bisected the wall. That brought on the idea of two shelves each with a short side and a tall side. Somewhere in there I figured the shelves would be primarily for the SK books. I knew that I was going to have some kind of top/back that would incline up to a cantilevered shelf but it was my sister that came up with the bat wings idea.
 
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