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Thread: Book Case for Christmas

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Bloomington MN USA

    Cool Book Case for Christmas

    What started out to be a small little book rack to set on top of my Great Granddaughter's dresser got a little out of hand. Next thing I knew I was searching through my wood supply for enough material to build a very strong book case for a 8 year old with a 3 year old brother. I used my ussual tounge and groove construction. With glue and pocket hole screws for a child proof assembly. Also rounded corners on the top to keep the 3 year old from getting knots in his forhead. Used all oak except for the bottom floor of the case.... Had to use birch there as I ran out of the 3/4" oak plywood. Face frame and top are all soild oak.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Top construction.jpg   Bookcase 1.jpg   Bookcase 2.jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    Looks like the kids have a very nice piece of furniture. I like the rounding of the corners/edges for safety.


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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Looks real nice, Ron. I'll bet it'll be around when those kids are off in college.
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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Nicely done Ron. For sure it will be around when she has her own little ones books/toys to store.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Bedford, KY
    Great job, those kids will get a lot of use out of it. Good thinking on rounding the corners, to protect your greatgrandson.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    I like it Ron! Nicely done.
    BTW, those dents in the cabinet must have happened before you rounded the corners, right?
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Looks great, they might not really appreciate it at 8 years old, but I'm sure the bookcase will be around long enough for them to appreciate it for sure.

    Nice work!
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