Bookcase Toyshelf

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Project by SquintyPolock posted 03-19-2013 10:24 AM 1265 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this case for my sons toys as they are all over the place. Now that it’s done, his toys are STILL all over the place…Oh well.

Oak case is about 60”h x 32”w x 16”d. 1/4” oak plywood for the back. The rest is made of a single sheet of 3/4” plywood. I routed an edge on some 1x for the crown and the base.

I used a jig saw to cut the curves on the plywood. Then used an orbital sander to smooth things out; I am fairly pleased with the result, but it’s not perfect.

I had a bunch of 1/8” – 1/4” scrap strips from a previous project. I used those for the face and the remainder of the crown. I tried 1/4”strips on the face, but they wouldn’t conform to the curve on the plywood, so I used 1/8” and they bent well. During glue up, I had to clamp every inch of the face to make sure there were no gaps. It was a real pain to do in the shop because the laundry and the avocado plant are in the way. It was too cold to do in the garage.

I put some screws through the sides and into the shelves for added reinforcement. I found these peal and stick wood shapes at a hobby store. I used dogs, cats, dinosaurs, etc. to cover the screw holes; they look really cool. The picture didn’t come out; but the peal and sticks are really neat. My family loves it!

Thanks for having a look. J-

-- It's all in a day's work...

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David Regan

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 12:37 PM

Looks great! Nice design, the height seems good for your kids to access too. I’m sure they’ll love it!

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 12:41 PM

Thanks for the compliment. My wife likes the height so she can see everything on top.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 02:22 PM

Nice toy storage, looked like a fun project to build. Should be great for teaching kids how to organize HA HA just come look at my shop,I know all about organization!!

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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