Behind Door Angled Bookshelf

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Project by SawdustTX posted 01-01-2016 04:19 AM 1152 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted an angled bookshelf to use some dead space behind a hallway door. She designed a unit that fills the space with the door in it’s normal open position.

72” tall, 32” wide, 6” deep on the right side, 12” deep on the left side.
3/4 Pine plywood, shelves in 3/16 deep dados, birch edge banding and rolled white latex.

Quick, simple, and effective. Now I’m going to build another for my house but with a full back panel.

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#1 posted 01-01-2016 11:35 AM

You’ve said it all. I like it

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#2 posted 01-01-2016 02:33 PM

I built one like this years ago. Everyone who saw it said it was “Dumb” .... Till I SHOWED THEM how the door could still be opened all the way .. All of a sudden, it became a genius idea !

Nice job on yours !
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#3 posted 01-01-2016 02:41 PM

Yup been there done that too but I welded mine up so it doesn’t qualify as a wood project. But they sure do use wasted space efficiently. Good job and good thinking on your daughter’s part too!


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#4 posted 01-01-2016 04:15 PM

Great job!

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