Banker's Bookcase & Wall Shelf

Submitted by Lady Goats on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 10:48

WARNING! I haven't dusted in weeks, so if you get all queasy from the sight of dust, look no further! This is NOT for those who are OCD about clean homes!

These were my first "big" builds, and I still absolutely love looking at them. We had two cheap-o Target bookcases in the playroom that were falling apart after our move, so we definitely needed something to replace them. I absolutely LOVED these when I saw them, and was thrilled that I could just "do my thang" with the carving on the sides...

Now, this was my first time using a jig saw, and looking at them now, you really CAN tell! haha!!

I had a sheet of 1/4" ply left over from the back that was almost exactly the same width as the sides of the bookcase, so I made my template with that.

From the scraps, I looked through Ana's site to see if she had any wall unit plans, and stole the idea from the flat bookholders (even though... mine aren't flat!)

The table in the middle of the bookshelves are actually a plan from Rayan's site,

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF and Whitewood Furring Strips
Finish Used
Valspar "Perfect Plum" In semi-gloss
Recommended Skill Level

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