|Project by Jim||posted 01-12-2008 08:43 PM||1494 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
I saw an article in FWW from Gary Katz explaining how easy it was to do built-in bookshelves when trimming a room. I had the plans all figured out and then submitted them to the chief(Mary) for approval. “why would you build-in bookshelves? we’re not staying here, I hate this house!” What? You never told me that! I hate it too! Let’s find a piece of land where I can build a shop. But I digress…
So the built-in became a standalone. African tiger-stripe mahogany. Built the shelves and sides out of mahogany plywood 1st, then wrapped the whole thing in a three-sided face frame assembly so I could hide all the pocket screws.
As a custom touch, there’s a hidden compartment below the top, lined with felt, to store precious stuff. Mary and I liked it so much I built a duplicate for my daughter Julie.
-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything