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Children's Book Display
Children's Book Display
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Children's Book Display

We just bought our first house a couple months ago, a cabin in the mountains. So now we're trying to figure out how to outfit our little house to decrease our move-in clutter and make it more livable.

One of the main things we have scattered around is books for our five-year-old daughter. So I decided I'd take on my first ever furniture building project to make a book display case to house the stacks we haul home after each library trip. If it gives you a sense of how new I am to building, I actually googled "how to use a drill" before using my brand new Ryobi One+ 18-Volt Lithium Drill kit, which is also the first power tool I've ever owned. So, expert I am not.

I liked the texture of OSB panels, so I used that as a backing for the book display, and painted on a few of my daughter's favorite subjects to read about (mermaids, unicorns, castles, outer space). Most of the hours on this project were for painting. I measured, and measured, and measured again. And still cut some things wrong that I had to re-do. I used simple 2 x 3 studs as the frame and shelf pieces, sanded them really well, and used my Ryobi drill to put them together, and attach them to the OSB. I used some quarter round molding for a lip to hold the books in.

Since the display is very shallow, it fits behind my daughter's door without impeding movement in and out of the room, and finds a use for some of that wasted space. And the rustic, simple look of the display fits our rustic, simple house.

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coffeemike
coffeemike

Nice! I like the painted scenes on the back panel. I also love that she has maps, dinosaurs, and National Geographic up on her walls. :)

StevenBLarson
StevenBLarson

Great job. Can't wait to see it close up.

Enelo
Enelo

I love it! Great job!

llcall
llcall

Good work. Don't listen to the 5-year-old when she says it should have 15 more mermaids.

sharonlarson
sharonlarson

I love the idea of using space behind the door. Her room looks great! You can never have too many books....

ryobidude
ryobidude

Please let me know your rates! Lots better than me with my two left thumbs.

birdforbeans
birdforbeans

I love that you used the space behind the door. I've always wanted some better solutions for that area. Make me one!

walk3
walk3

Love this!

walk3
walk3

Love this!

tessabrown17
tessabrown17

Love it..

simply.here.now
simply.here.now

I'm standing in line, along with birdforbeans, for you to make me one. Neal, Beauty plus Function=Brilliant. Kudos.

Garage
Garage

Awesome

hollyjjensen
hollyjjensen

Love it, Neal. You are talented. Good luck. Dream setup for the library books.

kristyscherman
kristyscherman

Awesome work, very creative!

dadofdivas
dadofdivas

WOW...very cool & love the artwork!

rdailey
rdailey

Very creative use of space with multiple levels of learning to chose from. I can't tell from the pic, but it looks like there is texture too (an added bonus)!!

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Project Information

Difficulty: Easy
Category: Other

Materials Used:

  • 3/8 inch OSB

  • 5 2x3 studs

  • quarter round moulding

  • black acrylic paint

  • sandpaper


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