Philosopher's Bookcase - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Woodworkers' Gallery: Daryja and Rachel are high school students at the Glebe Collegiate Institute in Ottawa, ON and were taught by Roy Peters.

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Philosopher's Bookcase



Made by Daryja Parry-Hill and Rachel Irving-Beer

Wood Objects – Jury’s Choice Award Winner

The “Philosopher’s Bookcase” was inspired by Paul Stefanski’s Console Table II (2006).  We chose a similar concept but decided to accentuate the asym­metry by alternating butternut and basswood strips in a light-dark pattern. Splines join each cabinet corner, and the hang­ing shelf is joined with mortises and tenons. The two halves of the bookcase are joined by 45° wedges in the sides. 

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