Baby girls Bookshelf

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Project by Mark posted 01-25-2010 01:36 AM 1880 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my book shelf that I made for my 14 month old daughter. If you noticed, it matches my cutting board because I made the cutting board out of the scrap pieces left over from this project. This project to me is a “Pride And Joy” project meaning I built this project COMPLETELY unexperienced into that design so I designed this as a completely new challenge and second of all its a “Pride and Joy” project because its my first project built for my daughter and its a project you hope she’ll have decades down the road to pass on. Definately a fun project. Materials being Maple and Bloodwood with a gloss wipe on poly. I also burned a message on the back of it for her to read when she gets old enough to read… very sweet message to keep the father-daughter bond strong. It was a great building this for her knowing you’re putting your heart and soul into a project for your own child. Comments and tips are welcome. Thanks!

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 01:37 AM

sorry the pics were taken by my web cam …the camera is out so the pics aren’t too great

-- M.K.

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 01:39 AM

Sweet… nice design and well made … will last a lifetime or two.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 01:46 AM

very nice design she will get good use from it

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 01:57 AM

thx guys…i was thinking about adding on a little compartment for pencils and bookmarks but she won’t need those til down the road….but its still in my head…thx again guys

-- M.K.

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 02:12 AM

Great job but who did it Mark or Markswife?
Sweet kid you have.

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 02:25 AM

Mark did….the only tools I am not terrified to use is a hammer, screw driver and the palm router lol So this job would be marks LOL…Maybe Ill hammer together bird house and take some Im to afraid to use MOST the tools.

-- I can't thank my wife enough to make me this account :P

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 02:28 AM

Mark: thx for the comment al…my wife wishes she could…shes too afraid of the noise itself in my shop…lol…i keep trying to drag her in to build something but we’ll see.

-- I can't thank my wife enough to make me this account :P

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 05:10 AM

very nice looking bookshelf… I know from building projects for my daughter that yours will for sure appreciate this once she is into reading… very well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 05:34 AM

Greetings,Mark:..... Stellar job, bud, stellar job. Not too big, and sized just right for the “CRIB RAT”. But then she’ll turn “RUGRAT”..... still too young to use it. But when she turns “YARDAPE”, she’ll be close to ready….. lol. And she will cherrish it forever, knowing her daddy made it just for her…...... enjoy her while you can… they grow up way too fast. Can’t believe my son is 40, and my daughter is 37, and I have 5 grandkids. The thing is…. when they grow up and leave home, don’t worry…. they’re coming back, AND BRINGING MORE WITH THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....ohhhhh nnoooo, more people to feed….... lol lol.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 02:23 PM

Great job Mark. Your daughter will love it when she knows what it is and where it came from, Thanksfor sharing.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#11 posted 01-25-2010 06:19 PM

thanks a lot fellas…like i said it was a challenge to me that i accomplished no problem which I’m proud of and I’m very proud that its all for her to carry on in life and maybe even pass to her kids. She absolutely LOVES bedtime stories and when I’m done reading she likes to read it to herself in “jibberish talk” lol . Its cute to watch. She gets mad at me when I have to put her book away though. But again thanks A LOT guys it means A LOT.

-- M.K.

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#12 posted 01-26-2010 12:10 AM

Thanks for the PM , Mark …I might have missed this little gem otherwise : ) You did a superb job an it and should be proud as can be : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 01-26-2010 12:51 AM

thx dusty :) This was a very fun project and it was the cutting boards like yours that gave me the idea of the design of it

-- M.K.

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