Lego Bookcases

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Project by Greg Wurst posted 08-24-2011 05:01 PM 4613 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has a “small” Lego collection that was slowly taking-over the house. My wife decided they needed to be corralled into one room so I designed and built this 3 piece bookcase. Carcasses and shelves are birch plywood and the face frames and shelf edging is a combination of pine and poplar. Construction is just glue and pocket screws. My wife primed the cabinets by hand but I brought-out the Wagner sprayer to put the finish paint on them quickly. Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 semi-gloss in Dover White to match the trim in the house.

This was built during the hottest days of the year so I was sweating buckets in my garage. I hope to avoid doing that again in the near future!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 05:05 PM

Very nice built in unit. Your sone has quite a lego collection there

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 05:06 PM

Nice bookcase! I’m impressed that your son is one of the rare kids who keeps his lego creations intact. I’d tear mine apart and build something different as soon as I was finished.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 05:08 PM

He’s pretty-good about keeping them together (especially since he’s 5), although we do a fair amount of reconstruction when he goes to bed at night. :)

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 05:41 PM

Very nice bookcase and nice LEGO collection!!!

Thanks for sharing!!


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 06:55 PM

Looks great and organized. I like how the base is deeper than the uprights.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#6 posted 08-24-2011 07:05 PM

very nice.

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#8 posted 08-25-2011 01:31 AM

Your “son’s” lego collection, eh? My “son” has an extensive collection of K’nex, he’s three ;-)

-- Mike Funke

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#9 posted 09-01-2011 12:38 AM

That is a great collection!

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