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Project by maxomatic posted 05-11-2011 03:37 PM 1291 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project, I made it for my toddler son. I built it with a circular saw, a jigsaw, sandpaper and pocket screws. It’s designed it to look like a built-in that’s in the same room and came with the house. It is made of poplar, finished with charles neil’s blotch control, two coats of minwax water based stain, then two coats of general finishes gel stain. I managed to match the built-in’s color and style pretty well, I think. I’ve attached a photo of the built-in as well. I believe the previous owner of the home built it.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!





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therookie

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 03:53 PM

Thats nice and you did an excellant job.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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dbhost

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#2 posted 05-11-2011 04:01 PM

Very nice work… Excellent first project!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 05-11-2011 04:48 PM

Looks good. The best part is your son will have his first piece of furniture that dad built.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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#4 posted 05-11-2011 05:34 PM

Nice work

-- Wanting to learn and do more than free time allows...

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#5 posted 05-12-2011 03:09 AM

Very nice. I especially like how you matched the face frame.
Cheers

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 03:56 PM

Nice bookcase and great idea to keep it short for him. Great job matching it to the existing piece.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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