sons bookshelf quick and dirty

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Project by jacob34 posted 05-02-2012 01:56 AM 1265 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a father son project, my son has dresser drawers under his bed so he needed a shelf to keep his books and such. I set it up simple and quick because I am going to build the same shelf with my other son as well, as they are 12 and 11 and limited in their experience as am I.

We made the sides out of 3/4×6” x 4’ glued together to make a 12” side the shelves are a foot deep and the bookshelf is 2’ wide. It was fun to do with my son and am looking forward to doing the next shelf with my other son.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 08:27 AM

great looking book two did a good job , don’t take em long to fill it either. useful to have some things at an easy reach

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 09:30 AM

Nice job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 02:23 PM

JUST the right way to spend time with a loved one. I bet you guys end up with many projects together.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 02:59 PM

I would consider using a couple of corner braces, say 1-2”, to attach to the wall near the upper corners. This would provide needed lateral bracing, yet require only a few minutes and only a dollar’s worth of materials from the friendly neighborhood hardware store.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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