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Project by Marcial posted 11-15-2020 10:00 PM 954 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last project posted was the bookshelf used for temporary housing for DW’s children’s book collection while these books find new homes. This Little Free Library will be one of the distribution outlets. While our neighborhood overall has the highest density of LFL’s in Salem (on the par with Portland), my immediate area does not have any LFL’s South of us. It had been a bucket list project for some time, was a joint project for us (DW did the painting) and it was great fun. Photos of byzantine clamping tasks are a peculiar pleasure of mine, thus included. Here’s a link to the build write-up https://smortegav.blogspot.com/2020/11/little-free-library.html





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 11-15-2020 10:34 PM

That’s a great Little Free Library! I like the curvy roof and lack of right angles. Looks like a fun build!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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MrWolfe

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#2 posted 11-16-2020 01:12 AM

Very Cool!
Love the LFL project and your’s is like a Tim Burton Little Free Library.
Great build!

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mafe

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#3 posted 11-17-2020 01:30 AM

I love it!
Such charming Library and well build, in every detail.
You are always a man of impressive perfection.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Bstrom

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#4 posted 11-17-2020 02:01 AM

Great project for anyone aspiring to design a unique yet working piece. Read your blog with great interest. Thanks!

-- Bstrom

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Marcial

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#5 posted 11-17-2020 04:14 AM


That’s a great Little Free Library! I like the curvy roof and lack of right angles. Looks like a fun build!

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks for looking in, Dave. Glad to know another guy into books and woodworking.

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Marcial

209 posts in 2004 days


#6 posted 11-17-2020 04:20 AM


Very Cool!
Love the LFL project and your s is like a Tim Burton Little Free Library.
Great build!

- MrWolfe


Thanks; much appreciate the above from someone with your level of craftsmanship.

Sal

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Marcial

209 posts in 2004 days


#7 posted 11-17-2020 04:28 AM


Great project for anyone aspiring to design a unique yet working piece. Read your blog with great interest. Thanks!

- Bstrom


Thanks for looking in and reading the build writeup. Saw that you’re a photographer- have you made picture frames? It’s how I got started on woodworking, and really got into it when I bought a fixer-upper- it’s been fun.
Sal

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Marcial

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#8 posted 11-17-2020 04:58 AM


I love it!
Such charming Library and well build, in every detail.
You are always a man of impressive perfection.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe

Hi Mads
Thanks and great to hear from you! Your router jig brought back fond memories of your shop- what is lacking in space you more than make up in inventiveness/creativity. Your allotment house makes for a great change of pace from Copenhagen- your version of Town & Country.
-Sal

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sansoo22

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#9 posted 11-17-2020 05:28 AM

I love the build but I think Im even more impressed that you put that much time and effort into the LFL program. That little house should get kids excited to look for new books to read. Job well done all around.

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mafe

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#10 posted 11-17-2020 11:35 AM

Big smile my friend, yes I enjoy this Town & Country, on the long run I will make it Country & Town.
Now winter, so back in the workshop, playing with wood and feeling the city suffering from Covid, I have been lucky to avoid it by now.
Thank you my friend, for the kind words, hope to come and visit your workshop, one fine day.
Mads

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 11-17-2020 02:42 PM



Thanks for looking in, Dave. Glad to know another guy into books and woodworking.

Glad indeed! I’m thinking come spring I may have to build a faux-dobe LFL for our corner. We’ve got a couple gallons of elastomeric stucco left from having the house re-stuccoed last year, and while the HOA probably doesn’t allow a LFL, if I make one that complies with all the other design requirements, I can probably put it up without more than a slap on the wrist.

In any case, I think at least one curved wall will be a necessity. Sketches are happening…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Sasha

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#12 posted 11-17-2020 05:54 PM

He’s cute…...

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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Marcial

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#13 posted 11-19-2020 04:37 AM


He s cute…...

- Sasha


Thanks! I’m not cute, but the LFL appreciates the complement.

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Marcial

209 posts in 2004 days


#14 posted 11-19-2020 04:46 AM



I love the build but I think Im even more impressed that you put that much time and effort into the LFL program. That little house should get kids excited to look for new books to read. Job well done all around.

- sansoo22

Thanks for the kind words. DW and I always been readers, recognize how it helped us in so many ways, and LFL’s are a fun way to pay it forward and be good neighbors.

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Marcial

209 posts in 2004 days


#15 posted 11-19-2020 04:48 AM


Thanks for looking in, Dave. Glad to know another guy into books and woodworking.

Glad indeed! I’m thinking come spring I may have to build a faux-dobe LFL for our corner. We’ve got a couple gallons of elastomeric stucco left from having the house re-stuccoed last year, and while the HOA probably doesn’t allow a LFL, if I make one that complies with all the other design requirements, I can probably put it up without more than a slap on the wrist.

In any case, I think at least one curved wall will be a necessity. Sketches are happening…

Keep us posted!
Sal
- Dave Polaschek


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