Childrens bookcase and tele station for the bedroom

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Project by rilanda posted 09-15-2012 06:54 PM 958 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for a friend of mine who had two small daughters at that time and he wanted somewhere to store books and small items, it was also to be a television station for a small portable television. It was made about 17 years ago and both of the girls are now adult women.
It was made from Baltic pine and dyed to a yellow pine then finished with I coat sander sealer and two finishing coats. It was made as two separate units for transportation purposes being joined at the top to the bottom cupboard. The four small drawers were dovetailed all round and the cupboard doors were mortise and tenon construction with a fielded panel to each. The bottom cupboard has an internal adjustable shelf, the shelf to the top section were all adjustable to allow for books of varying sizes. As you can see from the photos there was a socket cut into the pine boarded back to provide a power source for a television.
No veneered panels were used on this unit, it was made entirely from solid timber with all the boards being constructed from pieces no wider than 60mm and T & G jointed back together with the heart side inverted in adjoining pieces to avert extreme cupping, all the adhesives used was PVA.

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 04:20 AM

That looks like it has worked great for those young ladies for a long time! I really like the tongue and grooved board back. A very attractive shelf unit, and wisely made in parts to transport it. Perfect!


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