Book shelf/rack - First ever project

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Project by JADobson posted 08-16-2012 08:57 AM 1054 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first woodworking project. I based it off of a picture of a plate rack that my wife found on Martha Stewart’s website but we used it for a book shelf in our baby’s bedroom. The room is too small for a traditional bookcase and this shelf can hold almost as many books and it only sticks out about 4”. I built it from pine 1” x 6” with maple dowels and then stained it with a miniwax stain (I forget the colour). To get the rounded corners on the top of the uprights I clamped them together and then used a jigsaw to make the cut in one pass. I then sanded them together so they are identical. Thanks for looking.

-- James

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 11:04 PM

nice bookshelf!great idea for a small space.welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 07:43 PM


-- James

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 11:35 AM

Looks and works very well, for a kiddos room, or an adults. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-28-2015 11:59 AM

Digging it. Very nice, low profile design. Well done!

-- christopheralan

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