Book shelves from reclaimed wood and shutters #1: Beginning with shutters

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Blog entry by Dennis Fletcher posted 01-27-2010 01:02 PM 7993 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was asked to take these shutters and make some bookshelves. I will be utilizing wood that is approx. 60 yrs old and these shutters, which, we don’t know how old, but could be much more. I am inserting the pictures of the shutters, as this project may take a little while


Shutters to be used for the sides


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#1 posted 01-30-2010 05:56 PM

Are you going to dimantle them? Have you roughtly estimated how many BF you need and how many BF will be readily available from these shutters.
Good luck with this project, I’ll be following.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 06:04 PM

Yes, they will be taken apart from each other. The shutter itself, will become a side and the other wood I have will be the top, shelves and styles. The only new wood to go on this will be the piece of molding I put across the top, under the top shelf. I found some vintage style molding that I thought would be cool, maybe I will post its profile befor I pick any up to see what you all think.

The shelf will be the height of the shutter, so the boards I have will make up more than ehough of the rest, as they will need to be cut down to size. All-in-all, I have enough matches of the shutters to make 7 bookshelves.

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 08:45 AM

This should be interesting

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#4 posted 02-09-2010 01:56 PM

a1Jim, I am hoping it does come out to be interesting. The snow has stopped me from even going to my shop, but when I do, things will get done again.

The guy that wants these will be showing me how to do some finishes on them, so this is going to be great.

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