|Project by RaggedKerf||posted 06-05-2014 02:52 PM||1196 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Finally finished the rocket bookcase for my son (the thing comes in at around 5.5 feet tall)! I started this project back in August of 2013 and then threw my back out. I couldn’t really return to work on it until December, right when the Polar Vortex hit. Which meant that my shop was frozen shut until last month.
At any rate, I finally finished it!
It’s made of pine with a plywood back. I used pocket screws and glue to hold everything together, then coated with Behr Ultra Premium plus white paint and primer in one, followed by detailing black paint (just Behr flat black sample paint from the Borg) and a top coat (or six) of shellac.
I created a custom wooden hing for the main toy hatch, to try and make it look like something on a real rocket and after a lot of work, my son LOVES it (third picture, above). So, I say mission accomplished!
For all the gory details, you can see the construction progress on my LJ blog here.
There’s more photos on my wordpress blog, here.
As always, thanks for looking!
-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com