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This was the first bookcase I have ever made, no plans just winged it. I used poplar due to budget constrictions. We ended up painting it with General Finishes "Driftwood" milk paint. I distressed the edges to give a contrast to the gray paint. I think it turned out ok, definitely some mistakes but it does what its intended to do, hold up books. Gotta love a woman who doesn't get mad at a pile of lumber as a gift!

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thats a really cool project! I love the milk paint finish with distressed edges… the best part is that if there are any mistakes the milk paint makes it look "Vintage" anyhow so they are totally acceptable.
 

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Looks even more beuatiful filled with books.
 

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You've done a great job turning a pile of lumber into a wonderful gift. I too like the distressed edges.
 

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Great job ! I like the breadboard and overall design.
 

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Beautiful book case.
 
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