|Project by Tokolosi||posted 01-06-2012 07:28 PM||1994 views||3 times favorited||23 comments|
My son needed a new bookshelf for his room. Something simple. The Missus said she had looked around and found something suitable at Ikea for $59. I said no way. I can do it for less. She said ok, if I can, “fine” (What does ‘fine’ mean anyway?).
So I got 2 16’ 3/4” thick 12’ wide pine planks which cost me $41. I zapped the shelf together and added a veneered plywood backing ($7) into dado slots in the frame. Its 48” wide and 46” high. Shelves are 11” deep. I doweled all the components with 3/8” dowels. My first ever doweling project and 17 of the 18 dowel holes lined up perfectly I am happy to report. Its sanded to 320 grit and stained with Minwax with 3 coats of wipe on poly. Took two days to complete. If I add another $5 for sanding paper, glue, finish components (all off which I had) then my total comes to $53.
I have $6 left to go towards a sixpack.
And the shelf is twice as large as the one she saw at Ikea.
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien