|Project by TnBob||posted 04-05-2013 12:36 AM||2180 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is my first project of any significant size. I’ve mostly been making sawdust and scrap wood over the years. We converted our dining room into a home office last summer so it seemed like a logical place to build a bookcase. I used the plans for Family Handyman Dec/Jan 2002 for guidance and modified it some for my skill level. It measures 8’ tall x 11’ 3” wide x 14” deep. Shelf width is 12”. I used pine to keep the cost affordable but opted to use stair treadles for the shelves instead of facing the plywood as the plans called for. I left a small notch open above each of the shelf support panels with the intent of adding a decorative piece made from some contrasting color. I have some native persimmon to use for that. It’s not perfect but I enjoyed doing it and the result has motivated me to try something more. Your comments are welcomed.