LumberJocks

Little Free Library

  • Advertise with us
Project by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 06-30-2019 03:02 PM 327 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I was looking through my projects I noticed that I had not posted the Little Free Library I built for our neighborhood. Due to a lack of interest after a strong start and a table saw that wouldn’t not stay square (stripped trunion nut) it took me about three years to finally finish it and it has been in service for over a year now. I tilted my dado stack to create the lap siding which was constructed from an old cedar fort that someone had built when the neighborhood was brand new. The shingles and tar paper on the roof were donated by one of the neighbors whose shed I had roofed for them. The door pull came from antique store and the base is from a Shopsmith Bandsaw stand. Currently our Little Free Library is stocked with books, these pictures were taken the night it was set in place, and has been used by folks both from and outside our neighborhood. If you haven’t seen these before, Google “Little Free Library”, there are some pretty unique designs out there but I think this one matches our neighborhood pretty well.

-- Jake





8 comments so far

View Casper2573's profile

Casper2573

5 posts in 143 days


#1 posted 06-30-2019 04:41 PM

I’ve always loved this idea, thanks for posting it! My daughter wants to build one of these with me to put up in our neighborhood too!

-- Phil B, Leduc, AB

View ralbuck's profile (online now)

ralbuck

6060 posts in 2688 days


#2 posted 06-30-2019 05:05 PM

A very worthwhile project.
It is a very nicely done unit also!

I like the idea of it and wish more people would read instead of having our intelligence INSULTED by the garbage they call TV entertainment!

For every show worth actually watching on TV there are about 100 not worth wasting the electricity on!

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

View mafe's profile

mafe

12075 posts in 3511 days


#3 posted 07-01-2019 10:05 PM

I love the idea.
Fine little library you made.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

6223 posts in 2626 days


#4 posted 07-02-2019 10:34 PM

Nice work GM

there is quite a few of these posted and the idea is worth persuing.

I think railbuck must watch the same channels we have here mostly talent shows dancing or cooking how about a WW channel for the guys otherwise its electricity saving time!

-- Regards Rob

View GreaseMonkey2275's profile

GreaseMonkey2275

147 posts in 1575 days


#5 posted 07-03-2019 01:16 PM



I ve always loved this idea, thanks for posting it! My daughter wants to build one of these with me to put up in our neighborhood too!

- Casper2573

Ours gets quite a bit of use and one of the middle schoolers in the neighborhood was really excited when it went up.

-- Jake

View GreaseMonkey2275's profile

GreaseMonkey2275

147 posts in 1575 days


#6 posted 07-03-2019 01:18 PM



A very worthwhile project.
It is a very nicely done unit also!

- ralbuck

Thank you ralbuck; Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have. -Lloyd Alexander

-- Jake

View GreaseMonkey2275's profile

GreaseMonkey2275

147 posts in 1575 days


#7 posted 07-03-2019 01:21 PM



I love the idea.
Fine little library you made.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe

Thank you and it was actually my wife who first brought up building a Little Free Library for our neighborhood.

Jake

-- Jake

View GreaseMonkey2275's profile

GreaseMonkey2275

147 posts in 1575 days


#8 posted 07-03-2019 01:22 PM



Nice work GM

there is quite a few of these posted and the idea is worth persuing.

I think railbuck must watch the same channels we have here mostly talent shows dancing or cooking how about a WW channel for the guys otherwise its electricity saving time!

- robscastle

Thank you. If my wife had her way; there would be one of these in every neighborhood and yes, a woodworking channel would be great!

-- Jake

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com