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My First Project (Home Depot Inspired Bookcase)

January 31, 2012 |
posted by C.Lang
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My First Project (Home Depot Inspired Bookcase)
My First Project (Home Depot Inspired Bookcase)
My First Project (Home Depot Inspired Bookcase)
My First Project (Home Depot Inspired Bookcase)
My First Project (Home Depot Inspired Bookcase)
About This Project

My wife was watching TV and she saw a Bookshelf on a Home Depot commercial with diagonal shelving. She kept telling me how much she wanted a bookshelf like that. So, for my first wood project ever, I decided to try and tackle it for her. It is slightly over 7 feet wide and a little over 6 feet tall. I am currently trying to learn sketchup8 to create plans for this project.

Unfortunately I didn't use a certain plan from Ana's site for this project, but you can find any bookcase plan and place the diagonal shelves in place of the horizontal ones.

Estimated Cost: 
about 500 ( because I am a novice. Im sure someone with more experience could build it for much less depending on type of finish)
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Type of Wood: 
Oak plywood, poplar hardwood, pine moulding
Finish Used: 
Benjamin Moore Black with a pearl finish
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Lady Goats's picture

Wow.

Just... Wow!

Gina - Lady Goats
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posted by Lady Goats | on Tue, 2012-01-31 23:20
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C.Lang's picture

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

posted by C.Lang | on Tue, 2012-01-31 23:25
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loniwolfe's picture

Beautiful!

So you totally just solved my no fireplace dilemma! I think I'm going to take your design here and leave an open space for some electric logs. Thank you so much for sharing, it is really stunning!

posted by loniwolfe | on Wed, 2012-02-01 00:02

I second that Wow!

This is your first project? Seriously! Fab!!!


posted by spiceylg | on Wed, 2012-02-01 08:15
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Very cool

Very cool. How did you cut the slots for the interlocking shelves?

posted by nicwolford | on Wed, 2012-02-01 08:55
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Slots

Those were challenging because, as I stated before I am not even a beginner. I was going to try and use my little trim router to cut them but I learned quickly routers cause much saw dust. I don't have a router table and my router is small. I decided to use my miter saw. I measured out where the slots should go and Cut the outside boarders of the slots with my miter saw. I don't have a jig saw either so I chiseled the the remaining piece to form the slot. I then used my small trim router to smooth out the slots. After I got in a groove it went pretty fast. It was a lot of Slots. Like I said before, I am very new and I know there are easier ways to do this lol. Just a hint..If you ever use interlocking slots and plan on painting the project, I wouldn't make the slots exact to the bare wood. The primer and paint add to the thickness of the wood so it is important to take this into consideration before cutting the slots. Again, very new to this.

posted by C.Lang | on Wed, 2012-02-01 09:10

Your not new anymore...

I don't think that you can say that your "new to this" any more. You cut your teeth on quite an ambitious project. You did a fantastic job! And just wait till you learn sketchup, the FUN you will have! Keep up the great work and keep posting! Can't wait to see your next project!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-02-01 09:28

I've never seen a diagonal

I've never seen a diagonal bookcase before, but I like this one. You'll never have to worry about straightening books that have fallen on their sides either.

posted by Robohead | on Wed, 2012-02-01 15:32
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Vertical bookcase

This is really cool.


posted by dawnkasotia | on Thu, 2012-02-02 12:48
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Debi G's picture

So impressed!

This book case looks truly expensive! My excuse is always a lack of tools, but look what you did with what you had! Everything is square and precisely done.

posted by Debi G | on Sat, 2012-02-04 18:22
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Thank you

Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate all the input I have been getting. I look forward to posting more projects and getting more ideas.

posted by C.Lang | on Sat, 2012-02-04 22:26
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I really hope you post your

I really hope you post your plans! You did a nice job. I'd like to use a very scaled down version of this to make a wine rack in an open cupboard we have over our sink. Might have to pick your brain later. ;)

posted by katiesommer | on Tue, 2012-02-07 15:16
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mrs2tone's picture

Great Job!!

I saw the same commercial your wife saw, and kept trying to describe the bookshelf to my husband. Now I can show him. Thanks for posting,and I hope you figure out Sketch Up so we can see your plans!

posted by mrs2tone | on Tue, 2012-02-07 23:25
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Sketchup

I have started to figure it out a little bit. I thank you for the comments and am close to finishing the plans. Again thank you for your comments

posted by C.Lang | on Wed, 2012-02-22 23:33

Beautiful

My daughter loves to read, I am going to see if my husband can turn this into a headboard.I will post pics if it turns out! Great Job!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-02-17 17:15
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Headboard

That would be an amazing project. If your husband does convert it, I would love to see the final results.

posted by C.Lang | on Wed, 2012-02-22 23:34
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Awesome!

What a fantastic job you did! I love this!!

posted by Laura Fama | on Fri, 2012-02-17 21:42

Love it!

And I second the headboard idea!

posted by Emily Mazzone (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-04-04 13:09

Wow! That is wonderful...I

Wow! That is wonderful...I have a similar one that I LOVE and wanted for years. It was in the Pottery Barn Catalog and OUTRAGEOUSLY priced...I don't remember exactly the $$. When "Hold Everything", a subsidiary of PB, went out of business, I got the second to last one they had in stock for $200. AND...When I saw the HD commercial I realized I might be able to make a more custom version someday. Your story inspired me to plan something, and also to perhaps even open up and learn SketchUp which I downloaded months ago...Look forward to more projects!

posted by Angela Merrill (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-05-10 19:29

whoa. like. dang! i want

whoa. like. dang! i want one!!!

posted by Salathia (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-05-16 03:15

Well it's crooked. LOL Jk I

Well it's crooked. LOL Jk I think it is insanely awesome! I hope my first project is even half as good!

posted by Tausha (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-10-15 22:33

Great Idea

Great beautiful first build! Thank you for this great idea that triggered an idea for myself. Going take this format, and adjust the dimensions to fit as a wine shelf.

alu

posted by alu906 | on Mon, 2013-07-15 12:09

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