Small book shelf with a drawer

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Project by Daniel Barnes posted 06-18-2009 08:01 PM 1626 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a litte cookbook shelf that has a drawer. I learned alot about buting drawers together and how to make them look right. It is mostly made out of pine 1×12. The drawer is 1/4 plywood. The stain is 2 coats Pecan and 2 Coats semi gloss poly. Just a fun learning expierience project!

-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri,

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 08:15 PM

Nice job Dan. I’ll bet the wife likes it a lot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 09:25 PM

Nice little project.

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

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 11:39 PM

Dan, great little cookbook shelf. Isn’t it fun to learn something new everytime we do a project. That part of it never changes, it’s a never ending learning experience.

-- John @

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#4 posted 06-22-2009 04:26 AM

cool little shelf and nice design

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Daniel Barnes

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#5 posted 07-03-2009 04:41 AM

Thank you all and yes it was a fun learning project! And of course the wife is very happy. Now the Neighbor wants one.

-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri,

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#6 posted 07-03-2009 05:10 AM

Very nice design! Just right for a kitchen spot!

When I first saw it, I started thinking of how it could also be used to prop a book open, to the desired recipe.

Does it… did I miss it?

What do you think of the idea?

COOL!! I really like it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Daniel Barnes

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#7 posted 07-16-2009 03:18 PM

No it doesn’t keep a cookbook open to the desired reciepe. But my wife has mentioned something that does do that. Thanks for all the comments and I feel that this site has helped me out greatly! Kepp providing the feedback weather it is good or bad because it only makes us better woodworkers! Thanks

-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri,

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#8 posted 07-16-2009 11:35 PM

Nice looking shelf.

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