|Project by Luke||posted 01-21-2015 06:11 AM||1139 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I was going through my photos on my computer and I came across this. This bookshelf was my first ‘official’ woodworking project. Before this I had repurposed some things and painted some things but this was built from scratch. I got the plans from New Yankee Workshop, like season 1.
I had to buy a table saw (RYOBI Plastic) and for my birthday my wife bought me a router. I already had a circular saw from a construction project. I made this on the cement of my garage floor, no workbench no jigs.
The frame was half-lapped white pine, the carcass birch plywood. Painted and then rubbed with extra stain on hand to distress it.
My wife wanted some pottery barn ones that were crazy expensive, these with the cost of tools cost I think $400 for a pair. They did a great job holding our college books, and now have since moved on to other college students.
It was a blast reflecting back on building these, my first time routing something, half-laps with a cheap plastic saw (a miracle I didn’t loose a finger) and they lasted for years!