Children's Bookcase

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Project by demonts posted 04-26-2012 04:03 AM 1783 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend dropped off some boards that were used to ship a load of wood shingles. I’m not sure what the wood was other that it was decent hardwood when I cleaned it up (and it was free for me). Used the lumber to build this bookcase for my son. The plan is from Woodsmith and was modified to fit the space in his room. Finish is an aniline dye, followed by gel stain and poly. It’s a great plan and the bookcase is great for kids as it’s unlikely to tip over.

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#1 posted 04-26-2012 04:08 AM

Nice looking and well done. Looks like the new owner will put it to good use too :-)

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#2 posted 04-26-2012 06:02 PM

Do you know which Woodsmith plan you used? Was it from the magazine?

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#3 posted 04-26-2012 07:06 PM

The plan was in one of the Bookcases and Shelves special editions. A quick search returned this edition of the magazine:

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#5 posted 04-27-2012 12:51 AM

I can just see someone sitting on the lower shelf and reading

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 04-28-2012 08:11 PM

That looks like a really nice design. I bet my grandkids would like that.

Good job, and thanks for the link,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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