Scrap wood little free library

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Project by Lucas Mood posted 08-12-2016 07:38 PM 908 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everyone I deal with seems to have some amount of scrap wood. One person gave me some fairly high quality quarter inch plywood, maple, walnut, and oak facing. I took it in with no idea what to with it. Then someone else wanted a little free library and had a variety of scrap wood.
The nice quarter inch ply I laminated to the C side of the AC ply. Some thrown out treated balusters became the corner trim pieces. The bits cut out for those rabbets were used as facings for the plywood shelves.
I did buy some quarter round and the post, but otherwise a good bit of happy wood saved from the dump.

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 08:47 PM

Nice job on that library. I always keep the scraps too. I’m using some right now for a pump enclosure.

You sure put that wood to good use! That is a nice piece of workmanship, too!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-12-2016 11:01 PM

Nice job!

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#3 posted 08-13-2016 12:54 AM

I love the idea of a neighborhood free library, and yours is a fine example! And great use of the scraps—much better than firewood!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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