|Project by David||posted 10-24-2014 02:28 PM||896 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve been a long time viewer, but this project made me want to share as well. As so many projects begin…my wife asked for a bookcase for our newborn son that could also be used as a bench/coatrack from when he grew older. Pulling from many different sources, this is what I came up with.
It is made out of cherry with the exception of the drawer box and there were several new skills I needed to use on this one. The back and sides were resawn to 1/4”. The sides were glued to make a panel while the back is shiplapped. I used Mortise and tenon joinery for the case and it was my first time with dovetails on the drawer. Using a PC jig made this very easy, that is once I learned you MUST use the PC router bit.
As a coat rack, the hooks use the shelf pins and just slide up and out.
The last two photos show the final setup for how we currently use it, and the last one shows my son enjoying it. Actually I think he’s enjoying the Bumble Bee Pillow more than the bookcase, but oh well. In truth, I think capturing the final photo was more difficult than building the bookcase!
Thanks for looking.
-- David, Virginia