Front-facing Child's Bookcase

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Project by John M. posted 10-27-2021 12:10 AM 440 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s hard to believe my son is 7 years old since I built this bookshelf for him, but if there’s one project that continues to get a lot of use it’s this bookshelf… I made it out of one sheet of furniture-grade plywood and that cost me about $40 back then.

I’ve seen pictures of similar front-facing bookshelves, but I wanted to design one myself. It took a little while to figure out how things would go together, but I’m totally satisfied with the result. I even made use of the open back by adding some shelves to store unused books. The top is a nice shelf to put things like a clock, pictures, etc.

If I made one again I think I’d use a sprayer to paint it. From what I remember it wasn’t easy to paint with a brush, let alone with two different colors. But it really did turn out great and still gets used 7 years later.


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#1 posted 10-27-2021 01:52 AM

Nice done. Extra storage for books is always a plus!

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#2 posted 10-27-2021 10:22 PM

That’s really cool!

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