Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Markam(Toronto) Canada
Dorm room bookcase /Monitor stand
Chaincarver Steve encourged me to post some of my projects and made some very convincing points. I'll post some of my stuff over next few weeks
Anyway here is a present I made for my step son. I picked him up at university and could not fit a crappy bookcase in the car so I had to toss in the dumpster - This is the replacement (designed to hold a tv on top and Blue-ray in it - I cut the cable hole after these pics)
the drawer is secret - designed to hide what ever the heck college kids need to hide in their room. I like to add hidden things to my work when i can. the flutes are painted but the bottom strip is inlayed ebony
He has it in his new residence room now - RJA are his intials
Just an aside i found some old pine at the back of a pile at home depot (it was in pretty bad shape) and made some guy a offer on it (cheap!) - he accepted - I thought with roughtly 2 x 3 times the board feet I needed - Bows, twists, checks could all be cut out and I could manage. Well it turned out to be a heck of a lot of extra work and probably not worth the few bucks I saved (maybe a more expensive wood but not pine!.) I have no jointer (can edge joint on my Router table) anyway you get the idea of what I was up against!