2x4 Bookcases

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Project by brianarice posted 06-01-2011 08:01 PM 5658 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We live in a new subdivision with a lot of construction still going on. On a weekly basis I see a lot of usable materials get thrown out so I started to reclaim some of it. In this case I reclaimed a lot of 2×4s that had been used for framing supports and cut offs. After some clean up and cutting down I turned the 2×4s into a set of bookcases and a small TV stand for our office. Like with some of my other projects I left a lot of the nail holes unfilled and other notches and wear marks untouched. Most of it was painted flat light green and the shelf surfaces were stained a mahogany/cherry color to match the existing desk in the office.

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 08:14 PM

You are either extremely lucky, or extremely patient. Construction grade 2x stock has a really band tendency to twist the second you machine it…

You really made something nice out of what otherwise would have been junk wood for sure!

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 08:46 PM

i like it,looks great

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#3 posted 06-02-2011 01:29 AM

looks good man!!!

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