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Hello,
6 months ago, my daughter graduated collage and moved to TX to work in a children’s hospital. I received a call from her about two weeks ago with the good news that she had some time off and was planning to come for a visit. I asked her if she needed anything for her apartment that I could make. She said, “just a little bookshelf for my nusring books daddy”. So, I got right on it; posed a question to the LJ’s about a collapsible/folding bookshelf and got some ideas to start the project. I wanted to make a shelf that could be totally disassembled knowing kids have a tendency to move around for a while before settling down somewhere. I haven’t provide any explanation of process as I feel the pictures will guide you through. The first picture shows all the “sticks” I cut for the project. The dovetails were cut using a crosscut saw from Home Depot. Thanks for looking and appreciate any feedback.

-- earthartandfoods.com





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Woodknack

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#1 posted 07-08-2015 01:17 AM

Sweet. Nicely done.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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mahdee

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 05:32 PM

Thanks Rick.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 07:26 PM

Very cool, and quite contemporary to boot ! I’m sure she will love it!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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mahdee

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 07:50 PM

Thanks Joe…I think she will. I will give her this site as a guide to reassemble it once she gets back.. Ha ha

-- earthartandfoods.com

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 10:33 PM

Well, I have to admit, it is somewhat nicer than my concrete block/1×12 option! Good job.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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mahdee

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#6 posted 07-09-2015 11:24 AM

Haha, gfadvm,
One of these days I’ll attempt a fancy cement block bookshelf for collage kids.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#7 posted 07-10-2015 02:05 PM

Very nice, Mrjinx! She may need a larger version for her nursing books. Those things can be very thick and heavy. I used a roll-around Craftsman tool box to haul my nursing books while in school!
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-10-2015 02:15 PM

It’s a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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mahdee

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#9 posted 07-12-2015 01:54 AM

CFrye, I know…Each one of her books are thicker than a Bible. This should capture most of them if she doesn’t use the decorations. BTW, I was in Rogers with my wife this weekend but had to teach three classes and was on the run as the result. Otherwise, I would have taken the opportunity to meet you and your husband.
helluvawreck, Thanks a lot.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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CFrye

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#10 posted 07-12-2015 04:55 AM

I went back and looked again. It really is bigger than I first thought. What are the dimensions? It kind of looks like a symbol or letter, too. Is it?
We would of had to take a rain check anyway, mrjinx. Maybe next time.

-- God bless, Candy

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mahdee

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#11 posted 07-12-2015 03:05 PM

It is 42”wide and 40” high. Yes, it is the letter H for Heather.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#12 posted 02-11-2016 02:13 PM

You got some skill’s Mahdee, that really is an awesome piece.

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mahdee

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#13 posted 02-11-2016 02:29 PM

Thank you Ken. Appreciate your feedback.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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