Lego Bookcases

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Project by Greg Wurst posted 1102 days ago 2454 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has a “small” Lego collection that was slowly taking-over the house. My wife decided they needed to be corralled into one room so I designed and built this 3 piece bookcase. Carcasses and shelves are birch plywood and the face frames and shelf edging is a combination of pine and poplar. Construction is just glue and pocket screws. My wife primed the cabinets by hand but I brought-out the Wagner sprayer to put the finish paint on them quickly. Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 semi-gloss in Dover White to match the trim in the house.

This was built during the hottest days of the year so I was sweating buckets in my garage. I hope to avoid doing that again in the near future!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#1 posted 1102 days ago

Very nice built in unit. Your sone has quite a lego collection there

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 1102 days ago

Nice bookcase! I’m impressed that your son is one of the rare kids who keeps his lego creations intact. I’d tear mine apart and build something different as soon as I was finished.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#3 posted 1102 days ago

He’s pretty-good about keeping them together (especially since he’s 5), although we do a fair amount of reconstruction when he goes to bed at night. :)

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#4 posted 1102 days ago

Very nice bookcase and nice LEGO collection!!!

Thanks for sharing!!


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#5 posted 1102 days ago

Looks great and organized. I like how the base is deeper than the uprights.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#6 posted 1102 days ago

very nice.

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#8 posted 1102 days ago

Your “son’s” lego collection, eh? My “son” has an extensive collection of K’nex, he’s three ;-)

-- Mike Funke

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#9 posted 1095 days ago

That is a great collection!

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