bookshelf from scrap

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Project by bradyvan posted 05-20-2009 07:19 PM 2640 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After installing the built-in bookshelf for my in-laws, I had quite a bit of scrap that was not large enough to be used. I needed a bookshelf of my own since my wife has recently enrolled in seminary and is accruing quite the collection of her own books. Using SolidWorks, I pieced together what I had available and came up with this monstrosity – 8’Wx6’H. Modern, simple, and easy dado joinery with screw fasteners. It’s more stable than I thought it would be and should be filled in no time, believe it or not.

-- -Brady

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#1 posted 05-20-2009 08:13 PM

That is awsome. Great imagination.

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#2 posted 05-20-2009 08:30 PM

Turning scrap to gold, thats the way to do..

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#3 posted 05-20-2009 11:56 PM

The design is nice.Thanks for posting the project.


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#4 posted 05-21-2009 12:02 AM

Man that’s smart would look good in any of my sons houses.Alistair ps or mine or my shop actually no offense but that would be very handy.Alistair

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#5 posted 05-21-2009 12:30 AM

Unique design, I just wonder about it racking when loaded with books


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#6 posted 05-21-2009 02:10 AM

Great use of scrap wood! Nice to see that when you look at a project, you can see all the “small” pieces needed to build it and use what is available. Not just start with a full sheet.

Great design.

Keep it up


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 05-21-2009 03:03 AM

Innovation at it’s best.

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#8 posted 05-21-2009 05:14 PM

Your wife will love it…........nice layout.

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