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Self supporting bookshelf

I built this book shelf when I was in Canada in 2011. It’s kinda where it all started. I wanted to build something from my own inspiration as I was very busy building stuff for other people and needed a project for myself to stay motivated. Not sure why I came up with a “bookshelf” but that’s what it was. All I wanted was that it was self supportive, no screws and no glue! The shelves are made out of red and yellow cedar and the tree stump base is out of the Maple tree. My friend had it laying around his house and when cleaned up, it suited my design perfectly. Loved the look of it.

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Tree type bookshelf

When I was working on the base of my coffee table, made out of Oregon Pine, I got the idea for this “bookshelf”.
I thought I could use that 45 degree angle construction and make something bigger.
The base is made out of a single piece of pearwood. It was steamed thats why it has such a redish colour.
The 45 degree stem structure is made from Oregon Pine.
The shelves are made from the Platanus tree.


With thanks to Ajang Hamoni for the stainless steel work.

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Someone told me about this place which deals in 2nd hand building materials so I thought of creating something  using old floor beams.
This creation is also self supportive when assembled, no glue or screws were used.
The floor beams came from demolished houses and have been given a new life.