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Project by Deela40 posted 01-24-2016 08:54 PM 1211 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had been keeping my daughters books in a basket next to the rocking chair, but it was hard to find a particular book upon request, so my wife had me make a set of shelves to function as a bookshelf. They are made out of maple, but reluctantly painted white at the request of my wife.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com





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Skylark53

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#1 posted 01-24-2016 09:06 PM

Good idea and nicely done. Good selection of books too.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 01-24-2016 09:34 PM

These look very functional while taking up less room than most book shelves. Kids can collect too many books that have been read and never looked at again. This is a good way to “thin the heard”.

Sometimes white is the way to go, like in a kids room and when mom wants it….......................

-- mike...............

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Deela40

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#3 posted 01-24-2016 09:54 PM



Sometimes white is the way to go, like in a kids room and when mom wants it….......................

- redryder

I agree about it being the way to go when mom wants it, but I just hate to cover up natural wood.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com

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#4 posted 01-24-2016 11:58 PM

super idea,nice work.

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Deela40

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 12:45 AM



super idea,nice work.

- a1Jim

Thank you.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com

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Deela40

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#6 posted 01-25-2016 12:46 AM



Good idea and nicely done. Good selection of books too.

- Skylark53

Thank you. She loves to read.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com

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Tom Regnier

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#7 posted 01-25-2016 03:08 AM

Great space saver.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-25-2016 04:12 PM

It’s a nice practical project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-25-2016 06:30 PM

Good solution. May help to limit the size of the collection as well. My daughter’s bookshelf is overflowing and just becomes a problem.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Scott

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#10 posted 01-25-2016 07:23 PM

Nice job! My wife made me build the same type of thing last week. She wanted the ones for my daughters room to wrap around a corner wall though. I posted the project last week. I’m sure those shelves will get a lot of use!

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Deela40

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#11 posted 01-25-2016 07:54 PM



Nice job! My wife made me build the same type of thing last week. She wanted the ones for my daughters room to wrap around a corner wall though. I posted the project last week. I m sure those shelves will get a lot of use!

- Scott

Scott, I checked out your shelves and the wrap around design is really nice. Good work.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com

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#12 posted 01-25-2016 10:08 PM

Looks good.

It also looks like they are already near full. You shoulda made ‘em longer (corner to curtains) to hold future additions ! :-)

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Deela40

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#13 posted 01-26-2016 01:48 AM



Looks good.

It also looks like they are already near full. You shoulda made em longer (corner to curtains) to hold future additions ! :-)

- JoeinGa

She’s a lucky girl and has quite a few more than what’s on the shelf. We rotate them out every month or so.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com

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