Greatest project of all...and a bookshelf made of poplar.

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Project by ghazard posted 06-10-2011 06:03 AM 1513 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our first…and second! Alex and Charlie are healthy and strong…born May 25th. We are blessed…and loving every minute of it.

The bookshelf I had planned to have finished before they arrived…but you know how that goes. Poplar with gloss white enamel from a spray can. First time with spray cans…not horrible. The concept was my wife’s after she saw something similar at a friends house. Fits a tricky spot on the wall in the nursery.

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 06-10-2011 06:12 AM


Did you get Alex and Charlie signed up for their own LJ accounts yet? ;-)

The bookshelf looks great. You did a super job on the finish.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 06:18 AM

Congratulations. They look great. I hope all is well with both you the boys and mum.

My son was born on April 12th this year, he is our 3rd. The first 2 are girls. (5 and 4 yrs old)

The book shelf is really nice.

It will be really valuable in a few years when you need the boys to clean up there books and they have a place to put them.

-- Anthony

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 06:27 AM

Best Wishes !

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 06:31 AM

congrat´s to you and mum :-)
I´m sure Alex and Charlie will drive you crazy before you know it :-)

take care

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 06:52 AM

Always good to have a spare….....

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 10:57 AM

Wow!! What a Finish on those!! They look Perfect!! Congratulations to Mom and You on such a Great Job!!
Nice Job on the Bookshelf too Greg, but that first project is going to be a tough one to beat!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 11:55 AM

you did a great job—on both (all three) projects. :)


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#8 posted 06-10-2011 01:42 PM

Wow, you got two for the price of one! ;)
Congrats and best wishes :)

Nice shelf BTW.

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 01:44 PM


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#10 posted 06-10-2011 02:11 PM

Hi Greg. There beautiful and the shelf is very nice too. Spray paint is not that bad and gave you a very nice finish.
Congratulation to you and your wife on the twins. They are precious.
Now you’ll have two good reason to make a ton of wood items!
Start buying them aprons and safety glasses for the future in your shop!! And get them on L’s as soon as they can work the keyboard. Thanks for posting…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 06-10-2011 02:44 PM

I think that the hardest part of woodworking is making two exact replicas of a project…I see you and your wife don’t have that problem! LOL. The boys are adorable and the bookshelf is too! Although when they start reading on their own it may need to be enlarged. Wouldn’t that be great? :)

-- Robbinscabin,

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#12 posted 06-10-2011 09:13 PM

Congrats, my second was born on the same day 2 years ago. You know as soon as they can walk they will turn that bookshelf into a ladder. LOL

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

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#13 posted 06-11-2011 01:06 AM

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! So sweet! Congratulations!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#14 posted 06-11-2011 01:07 AM

ahhh, they’ll be climbing that book rack in no time. Your sleep is done.

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#15 posted 06-11-2011 02:50 AM

They are precious! Congratulations and great job on that bookshelf!

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