Bookcase for my daughter

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Project by jhawkinnc posted 06-18-2009 04:48 AM 1393 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many years ago, while looking through a Pottery Barn Kids catalog, I came across a bookcase with a pitched “roof” that made it look like a house. After looking at the price, I determined that I could build one a whole lot cheaper – and hopefully as nice. Here’s the result. It’s constructed with MDF and edged with store-bought molding. There are adjustable shelves in all three compartments. I painted it with the idea of matching some other flower graphics in my daughter’s room. As you can see from these images, it’s being used – and may need an expansion :-)

Enjoy and all comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 04:56 AM

Nice bookcase.

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 05:00 AM

I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 05:40 AM

That’s really cute! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 01:31 PM

Nice work! I posted a similar project a few months back (same specs: Pottery Barn Kids). I like the cabinet doors that you added.

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 04:22 PM

Look’s real cute. Good job. Aren’t you worried that your daughter will toss all the books and make a doll house out of it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 04:55 PM

fun and imaginative.looks great ,love the design and details. Your daughters got to love it.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-19-2009 12:15 AM

That’s one sweet bookcase! Did you do all the detail painting? Great job!

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#8 posted 06-19-2009 05:29 AM

Great looking bookcase! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Great art work! Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 06-19-2009 02:58 PM

Thank you for all of your great comments! As I’m sure you all know, it’s nice to make something for someone you love.

Yes, I did the all the painting – probably took longer than the actual construction :-)

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 08:55 PM

That is way too cute! I’m sure she loves it.

-- Janice

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