Bulldozer Book Shelf

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Project by Wingstress posted 10-13-2008 07:01 PM 2870 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is my first post on lumberjocks. In fact, its the first time I ever showed anyone outside my immediate family and a few friends at work any woodworking project. So I’m pretty nervous. Anyway, my wife said my son Dylan needed a bookshelf. When I asked him what type of bookshelf he wanted, he replied bullbowber bookbelf. I assumed he said bulldozer. Based on his reaction, I think I got the translation correct.

Its made from 1X12 pine from home depot, hardboard, peg board, a couple of old matching flashlights and a heat register. Unfortunately I didn’t spend the time to get the lights to work. The hydraulic cylinders are an old banister to my basement stairs and the shelf paper (which I think makes the whole project) was found on ebay. Let me tell you if you ever want an industrial look, that diamond plate shelf paper is a very inexpensive way to go.

Hope you enjoy the project!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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Don Newton

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#1 posted 10-13-2008 07:09 PM

This proves it! Lumberjocks are the most creative people. Well done.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 10-13-2008 07:26 PM

I’m impressed! Until I read it, I thought you real diamond plate. Thanks for the tip. Maybe I can build one for a nephew. Did you draw it out first or ready-fire-aim? I like the picture window for the cab.

Good Job. Keep the post coming.

-- ~jtd

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#3 posted 10-13-2008 07:27 PM

Far out man, great job. His face says it all. Welcome!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2008 07:47 PM

Had you not aid it I would have never guessed it was not real diamond plate. The shelf paper makes the project and as mtnwild says…...the smile on that little guys face says it all.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 10-13-2008 08:05 PM

Very cool!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 10-13-2008 08:30 PM

This will make any little boy very happy for years to come then his children too your obviously a great dad and mum well done my friends god Bless Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 10-13-2008 09:36 PM

Thats a really neat project i bet Dylan loves it.

-- William Byrd- WAR EAGLE!

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#8 posted 10-13-2008 09:56 PM

Welcome t LumberJocks Tom. That is a really awesome looking bookshelf. I do believe you got the transaltion correct, Dylan seems to like it a lot.

Can’t wait to see some your other projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 10-13-2008 11:52 PM

Welcome to LJ’s no need to be nervous – glad you shared and ditto to what the others said. Great looking project,
Doug in AZ.

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#10 posted 10-14-2008 01:03 AM

That is awesome! I gotta show this to my wife…our son would love it, too.

-- Robb

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#11 posted 10-14-2008 11:03 AM

This is why I don’t tell my wife how to find this place, the want list will soon grow to exceed capacity…

Awesome job and creativity.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#12 posted 10-14-2008 11:51 AM

Well done my new friend…. and welcome to the LJ’s.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#13 posted 10-15-2008 01:25 AM

Way to Go! Very creative use of storage space and design! Thanks for sharing!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#14 posted 10-19-2008 05:29 AM

That is one lucky kid. Nice job.

-- Chelle

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#15 posted 10-20-2008 09:18 AM

Outstanding! You did a great job on this piece. That looks like one happy boy. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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