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Project by SuperJoe posted 11-28-2021 02:49 PM 662 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friends daughter owns a small business and likes to do things for the community around it. She asked me if I could build a Little Free Library to sit on a post of her new fence. I of course agreed. This may be the only one of these done in solid maple but at less than $6 a BF it has become my standard shop stock. She has even registered it with

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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James Frederick

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#1 posted 11-28-2021 02:56 PM

This great, we have a couple in our neighborhood and they appear to be used quite a bit. By the way why not use good hardwood you plan to have it up for a long time.

-- No matter where you go, there ya are!l

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#2 posted 11-28-2021 03:01 PM

Nicely done Joe, and such a wonderful thing. We have a few of those around in our community.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 11-28-2021 03:11 PM

Good job Joe!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 11-28-2021 03:24 PM

Nice work. We have one in our neighborhood that gets a lot of use. I think hardwood makes a lot of sense. The one in our neighborhood was built with plywood and has has a lot of issues with water. Its been re-designed and rebuilt a couple times.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 11-28-2021 04:40 PM

Great project Joe!

Cost vs payoff…you win…

Awesome man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 11-28-2021 05:04 PM

Very nicely done.

There is one in the hoa that I live in and it does get used too. Located very near a common so gets a little more traffic.

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

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#7 posted 11-28-2021 05:41 PM

Very cool. I’ve never used one but there are two that I know of in my immediate area

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#8 posted 11-28-2021 09:18 PM

Nice! When I moved from Minneapolis to Santa Fe, I donated quite a few books to various LFLs around me. Went walking with to or three books in my bag every day for a couple months, and ended up topping up something like a half-dozen LFLs. We don’t have one within walking distance of my place in Santa Fe, but building one is on my list for next spring.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 11-28-2021 09:32 PM

These are popping up everywhere downunder and are great for community. Well done Joe!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 12-06-2021 03:20 AM

Great job. This is on my “honey do list” as well for the spring. Can I ask how you mounted it to the post? Also how heavy did that end up being with solid maple?

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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