Toy Storage/Bookshelf

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Project by SallySue posted 03-24-2011 11:59 PM 2830 views 14 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toy storage/bookshelf for my grandson. Made with mortise and tenon joinery from solid walnut and walnut ply. It’s approximately 42” wide x 48” tall. Finished with 5 coats of Minwax wipe on poly and 2 coats of Briwax. The last picture shows the method I used for the adjustable shelves. I saw it in Fine Woodworking and thought I’d give it a try. It was pretty easy and I think looks a lot better than metal strips or holes.

-- Sally

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 01:03 AM

Very elegant looking, great job! I like the shelf adjustment function!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 02:45 AM

nicely done! a beautiful looking piece…and the adjustable shelves are child safe, you don’t have to worry about them swallowing those shelf pins.

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 04:43 PM

Very nice. It would be perfect for any family who does not have dedicated play room for their kids and all of their toys end up in your livingroom… like my family.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 07:08 PM

Sally that is a great piece. Thanks for reminding us about that shelf support system. I saw it and forgot it but now I will remember it.
Say hi to Sam
Cheers Bibb

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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