Revolving Bookcase

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Project by Jeff in Huntersville posted 09-09-2009 12:19 AM 1829 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was flying somewhere and had nothing to read but the Skymall magazine. I saw a little bookcase like this but it was $200. I thought, hey I could make that out of a small piece of plywood and some scraps I had laying around the workshop. It was a weekend project. Puttting it on a lazy susan bearing allows it to sit in a corner. Another Christmas present.

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 03:11 AM

Really cool. What a great use of space!

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 03:24 AM

nice job … I’ve always wanted to make one of these too … welcome to lj’s

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 03:27 AM

Nice looking bookcase. I need one of these too.

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 03:39 AM

Nice work! A great space saver.

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 04:21 AM

This is a clever way to use scraps. Thanks for showing.

It looks about 2 ft square and a little higher. Does it makes sense?



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#6 posted 09-09-2009 04:23 AM

That’s one cool bookcase

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 04:43 AM

Great use of scraps.

Also a wonderful gift.

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 04:51 AM

Perfect! I can think of a couple of rooms in my house that could use one of those. Great space saver!

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#9 posted 09-09-2009 05:34 AM

Nice looking bookcase. We used to make a four tier unit similar to this at prison industries. If any one would like a set of prints I would be happy to send you a set.

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#10 posted 09-16-2009 05:29 PM

I’ve been wanting to build one of these for years. Nice one!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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