|Project by Dennis Fletcher||posted 03-30-2013 02:31 PM||920 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures as I went.
The sides are made from two sections of a 6 panel door, trimmed down to 12” and the height was brought to about 6’-6.
I put channels inside the sides to accommodate the shelves, which are 3/4”x10” knotty pine. These are all fixed shelves, approximately 12” height, to accommodate larger books and binders. (The height may be a bit more.)
I sanded and stained the shelve Chestnut, prior to installing. The dark color just looked really nice with the knotty pine.
I I added 1 1/2” boards to the front and top, then routed in place, (Something I learned the hard way on previous shelf units) then painted them hunter green prior to attaching them to the unit.
I also sanded the old paint off and fixed all of the imperfections of the door sides. After getting it the way I wanted it, I was able to paint them hunter green, as well.
I installed all the pieces, covered all of the screw holes, sanded where needed, then touched up the paint.
The top shelf in the only shelf that I waited to stain until assembled, because of the installation process, I would have had to “touch-up” the top where I inserted the screws and covered.
After it was all put together, I put several coats of high gloss polyurethane on it.
I chose to not put a back on this one, however, any others I do, will most likely get a beaded back, probably painted hunter green.
Thanks for looking.
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