Simple Bookshelf

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Project by thecarpentershands posted 07-08-2012 09:22 PM 1365 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small sort of side project I did with some scrap Pine and Cherry. I had a bunch of books and junk piling up so i decided to build something to put it all on. The boards of the shelf are Cherry and all the supports are pine. I decided not to put a stain or finish on it because i liked the way it looked bare, plus both woods will age nicely together. Simple yet effective. And the shelf may look flimsy and weak but it is deceivingly strong and stiff.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 12:53 AM

Neat structure. Necessity is the mother of invention….........and you proved it again!!....Jim

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 01:02 AM

Nice improvision.

I’d keep an eye on those back braces. Looks like both have major knots that will probably fail if put under much stress at all.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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