|Project by McLeanVA||posted 02-18-2009 07:05 PM||8125 views||12 times favorited||12 comments|
When asked what type of bookshelves my wife wanted for our daughter’s room, she pointed me to a dollhouse bookshelf from Pottery Barn Kids. Really fun concept of melding the playfulness of a doll house with the multi-tiered storage capability of a standard bookshelf. I took the overall dimensions from the catalog and used a scaled ruler to get the basic measurements from the photo and began cutting oak plywood (only because I had a sheet on hand). At first I was planning on staining it, so I edge-banded the raw front edges. As I began assembly, I decided I’m going to paint it white to match the bed I recently made her. Roof is a simple 30 degree angle. Door and windows are routed with 1/2 inch straight bit.
I’m excited to finish it and see how she utilizes it. I’m guessing the shelves will be cleared off daily to make room for dolls and I’ll be picking up books before bed. I’ll get some more pics up as I finish sanding and priming.
In retrospect, MDF would have been totally acceptable for materials, but at least it feels sturdy enough to withstand the abuse she’ll no doubt give it.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.