Modern children's book rack

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Project by Oakparker posted 03-17-2016 01:25 PM 768 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed to add a book rack in our living room to cope with all the books… And also allow our youngest child (2) to see the covers. The book rack was a perfect solution.

Almost all book racks are either really cheaply made or are a traditional style (based on my limited web surfing) so I decided to make one.

This is 4/4 walnut sides. Painted poplar shelves. The upper piece mimics a divider we have in our 1906 foursquare that covers part of the stairwell.

I ended up using pocket holes as I didn’t get have confidence in my ability to add dadoes accurately. I think it was a good solution. I used keyhole hardware to secure to the wall. It also rests on the baseboard. N

In the future I’d probably do more to finish the top. With books it looks fine but without books a little unfinished which means I probably am the only one who’ll ever care.

Comments and questions welcome.

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#1 posted 03-17-2016 06:21 PM

Beautiful rack, especialy contrast between natural walnut and white colour. Pocket hole technik is very good choice here, although I would dare to play with dados rather.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 06:42 PM

Thanks a lot, majuvia. Yes, perhaps dadoes next time. It was the “L” profile that was a little intimidating this time around. Perhaps get a few basic dadoes under my belt before that!

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