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Project by Chris Speights posted 801 days ago 835 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my first ever pieces of furniture. It is made of pine. Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures prior to finishing it off. Was made for my wife’s cousin for her first baby. They have a small room and needed it to fit in a specific place (6’4” H, 24” W, 11.25” D). Hardly worthy of posting, but figure I will at least log my projects so that maybe one day I will see improvement!

Thanks for looking,
Chris





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 801 days ago

Chris,

NICE JOB!

Is it bookcase or Display case?

Whatever, it looks great!

Thank you!

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 801 days ago

Chris that is a great project first or not.

Jamie

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Chris Speights

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#3 posted 801 days ago

Joe & Jamie, thank you both. Joe, I built based on bookcase plans, but their true intent, as I know it is a display shelf. I suppose (or hope, at least) as the child gets older, they will use it for a bookshelf.

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AMC

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#4 posted 801 days ago

Looks good to me, and most definitely worthy of posting. Is the back one piece, or put together?

Looks very country kitchen, good job.

-- Making the best of what I have!

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Chris Speights

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#5 posted 801 days ago

AMC, thank you for the comment.

It is one piece. I cheated a little, due to my fear of messing up on something they were going to use in their baby’s room. If it was something for our house personally, I would have attempted the individual pieces.

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Kookaburra

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#6 posted 801 days ago

Great piece for an otherwise useless space. At first I thought it might be a bit stark for a baby’s room – but your second show with it in use looks perfect. I think it will get a lot of use in the years to come.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 801 days ago

A great looking first project.

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Chris Speights

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#8 posted 801 days ago

Thank you Jim and Kookaburra. I completely agree about it being “stark”, but if you could see the rest of the room, it fits in well. The crib is black, also and has the groove panel sides, so it all ties together nicely.

Since it was my first post, and obviously wasn’t intended (originally) to be posted here, I lacked in getting good pictures. I will do better next time, as I would like suggestions/help on getting better at this stuff…haha. Hard with these pictures for anyone to provide that sort of feedback.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 801 days ago

Although the photo is a little dark it looks like a fine first project project.

helluvawreck
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