USA cubbies

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 02-27-2018 03:21 PM 919 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,
This project will never make the cover of Fine Woodworking, but the customer was pretty sure on what she wanted. My daughter wanted a bookshelf / cubby for each of the twin boys rooms, due April 25. She also wanted a patriotic theme as many items in the house are of the USA, military or “police and fire” themes. This project is pretty simple; 3/4” Pine plywood and Pine top and trim. However the shelves have about 32 dados in each making them a pretty strong set of bookshelves. The American flag in the back is red, white and blue spray paint on 1/4” hardboard. No measuring at all – just laid out what I thought looked good and sprayed away. I made a star stencil and sprayed each one individually. No measuring. Both cubbies are about 58 inches in width and 14 inches in depth. The shorter cubby will fit just under a window while the taller one will be on a interior wall. I painted the shelves with lite blue interior semi-gloss. The blue in the pictures looks rather dull but in person the blue really pops. Pine and paint—- like they say the customer is always right.
Thanks for checking out the USA cubbies.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 05:42 PM

Looks good and was a lot of work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 06:38 PM

You did a very nice job on this piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 02-28-2018 08:00 AM

Cool idea and looks good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 08:14 AM

God bless America! I do enjoy seeing patriotic projects made at home. Turned out well, Greg, I am sure the babies will grow up getting a lot of use out of them.

Also, congrats on the additions to your family!


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#5 posted 02-28-2018 11:00 AM

Great idea, nice work.

-- Chris K

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