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Project by bradyvan posted 1930 days ago 1897 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After installing the built-in bookshelf for my in-laws, I had quite a bit of scrap that was not large enough to be used. I needed a bookshelf of my own since my wife has recently enrolled in seminary and is accruing quite the collection of her own books. Using SolidWorks, I pieced together what I had available and came up with this monstrosity – 8’Wx6’H. Modern, simple, and easy dado joinery with screw fasteners. It’s more stable than I thought it would be and should be filled in no time, believe it or not.

-- -Brady





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Chris Davis

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#1 posted 1930 days ago

That is awsome. Great imagination.

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#2 posted 1930 days ago

Turning scrap to gold, thats the way to do..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 1930 days ago

The design is nice.Thanks for posting the project.

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#4 posted 1930 days ago

Man that’s smart would look good in any of my sons houses.Alistair ps or mine or my shop actually no offense but that would be very handy.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 1930 days ago

Unique design, I just wonder about it racking when loaded with books

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#6 posted 1929 days ago

Great use of scrap wood! Nice to see that when you look at a project, you can see all the “small” pieces needed to build it and use what is available. Not just start with a full sheet.

Great design.

Keep it up

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 1929 days ago

Innovation at it’s best.

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#8 posted 1929 days ago

Your wife will love it…........nice layout.

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