Thursday, March 3, 2011

House Bookshelf

Here's a bookshelf that I made a few years ago to house our picture books.  It is made out of 3/4" plywood, and is very sturdy.  One of my favorite features is the sideways shelf on the right, which holds all of our long books that stick out too far if we put them on the other shelves.

I imagined that we would occasionally empty it and use it like a toy house, but that has yet to happen.  It also has a chimney tissue holder that holds a regular square tissue box.  Here's a closer look:

I want to show you some more of my home made projects, and I was having so much fun taking pictures around the house that I left Julio happily entertaining himself at the dining table.  From the other room, I heard him say, "Cow milk.  Want it!"  And then his big brother call out, "I'll get it for you, Julio!"  I got back just in time to see this near-disaster:


  1. The chimney and "smoke" tissues are genius, Maiz!

  2. Brilliant! Love the chimney's tissue smoke - so cool!

  3. Love love love! Oh how I wish I could make wooden things like this!

  4. The bookshelf is adorable...and I remember making that disaster myself, once upon a time. :) Thanks for the memory!

  5. I'd love the instructions on this!

  6. I'd love the instructions on this!

  7. Hi. This is really cute. Can we have the dimension? Width, height, space between shelf, depth, depth of the special shelf on the side? I would love to do it for my son. I will help me getting started. Thanks

    1. Hi, Henri- Here are the dimensions you asked for:

      37.25" wide

      9.25" deep

      53" tall at peak (roof pieces are both 24.5" long)

      10.5" space on the bottom shelf

      13" space on the 2nd shelf

      12.25" space on the 3rd shelf

      The front piece that separates the side shelf is 9.25" (it is open between the side books and the other books)

      Good luck with your project!

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