Little Free Library

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Project by jaykaypur posted 05-28-2015 09:06 PM 1975 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my cousin. To understand “little free library,” Google it. They are all over the place. This one is made from oak farm-building wood and tin. Wood has been “weathering” for about 40 years. I just made it up as I went. My only instructions were….2 rows for books, waterproof, and Big. It measures 32” x 22” x 13”. The hinges, handle, and latch are all hand-made. The front is 1/4” plexi. Where I have it, until it’s delivered, is the rain testing station and I am happy to say that it passed the rain test, perfectly dry! It’s is finished with a mix of Danish oil and poly. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 09:12 PM

Cool! Well done sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 10:11 PM

Beatiful. Here is not used the free library unfortunately. Love read a book all time

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 10:46 PM

Beautifully done and a really a great idea to share used books.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 05-29-2015 01:20 AM

very nice build, really like your wood “hardware” gonna google this right now. thanks

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 05-29-2015 01:29 AM

Good project and a “Good Project” too!

Good job on both!

I do like the “old barn” look very much!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 05-29-2015 01:51 AM

Love the “hardware”!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 05-29-2015 04:25 AM

Nice build and very fitting for its purpose. Should have a woodworking book in there.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 05-29-2015 06:16 AM

; ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 05-29-2015 01:21 PM

the whole project turned out great, i really love the wood also.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 05-29-2015 03:32 PM

Great job, it should withstand the elements just fine.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 05-30-2015 10:03 PM

That is one cool idea and I have to stop by for a book when I am in the area .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 05-31-2015 12:34 AM

looks cool, love these things. will be building one for my daughter and our neighborhood soon! thanks for the photos

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