|Project by linjay||posted 12-03-2012 06:01 PM||1105 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
My wife and daughter asked me to make a lending/exchange library. This is what I came up with. My wife did all the decorating, painting and staining. Apparently neighbourhood exchange libraries are becoming very popular. I must say I was really surprised to see how much this was used. Neighbours enthusiatically supported it and it was full within a matter of days after it was put up. Every time we go there there are some different books.
I made this entirely from scrap lumber. The sides, front and shingles are western red cedar recovered from a cedar tongue and groove ceiling scraps in my neighbours cottage next door. Prior to that it was an electric utility pole. The shingles were glued to the base plywood with contact cement. The back is 1/4” fir plywood that’s been around for at least 20 years. The support bracket is red oak left over from a staircase build. The bracket is mounted to the tree with threaded rod screwed right into the tree. The mounting took a little time but was worth it because it permitted easy leveling and allows for future tree growth.
-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada