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smalleah
« on: August 14, 2008 08:55:24 PM »

I didn't want a cheapo bookshelf and didn't want to spend several hundred dollars and a nice, solid wood bookshelf. My dad has all of the tools needed - so why not do it myself? So I did!
My dad helped cut the wood and assemble the two sides and the shelves. I did pretty much everything else myself.  It's about 5'9"" tall and almost 2 feet wide

I'm so happy with how it turned out. This is exactly what I wanted... and even better 'cause I made it!
I probably spent about $75.00 total for everything and I have extra wood, trim, paint, etc. Maybe I'll build a coffee table next.

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After cutting all of the wood - we used a Kreg jig to drill the holes.... so it's professionally done.


Assembling the shelves. I skipped over the obvious - sanding, painting, etc.


Added the trim.


Done!


Loaded up with books... and room to spare!


 Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008 09:09:49 PM »

that's awesome! good work!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008 09:28:11 PM »

It looks fabulous, great work!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008 09:35:39 PM »

Wow, I'm impressed!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008 11:27:59 PM »

I absolutely love it. Will you come to my apartment & build me a bookshelf & a desk & a little table ? Please ? You'll be my best friend ! Hahah. Great job though !
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008 04:54:38 AM »

Awesome! Good for you for taking on that project. It looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008 03:48:10 PM »

Cool! I have always wanted to get into working with wood, but I don't really have the tools or patience with measurements : )

And I'm sure this thing is STURDY. I have to get all of mine at Wal-Mart and it's that pressed board...breaks if you bump into it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008 02:12:40 PM »

That's gorgeous!! I love the stain that you chose, too. What kind of wood did you use?
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008 06:03:35 AM »

Dang girl you rock!!  I love it
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