Inspiration wanted for child's bookcase

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by dewoodwork posted 07-28-2007 11:43 PM 1097 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View dewoodwork's profile


202 posts in 4194 days

07-28-2007 11:43 PM

I’m looking for inspiration for my next project, a child’s bookcase. I’m thinking three shelves and about 28” tall. I have looked at many painted or natural wood finish bookcases at numerous furniture sites. I want mine to include style and rail frame and panel construction with some nice figured veneer panels and…. oh yes….curves, I love curves. Not your average child’s furniture but definitely my style. I have some ideas in the sketch phase and will probably draw up some plans soon. If you have built something similar I’d love to see it. mean while when I get going on it I’ll share some of the process here.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

2 replies so far

View MsDebbieP's profile


18618 posts in 4399 days

#1 posted 07-29-2007 08:08 PM

my brain is tuckered out and has decided it’s on vacation. no ideas coming from me, I’m afraid.

I’d love to see the sketches you have made

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

View Gail's profile


44 posts in 4196 days

#2 posted 07-29-2007 11:18 PM

DW – having had three small children myself – who love books but also love stuff – I have made in the past an open bottom bookcase – that is kind of a bin at the bottom with bookshelves on the upper portion. The bottom can have a face frame that looks to curve out – ok, think big bottom snow man maybe… does that make sense? Otherwise, email me and I have a picture of a more standard one of what I am talking about – then you can adapt it.

-- Gail, White Wood Kitchens

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics