I Can Do That: Contemporary Bookshelves


Two tones of color and sharp, square edges give this piece modern flair.
By Megan Fitzpatrick
Pages: 28-29

From the August 2008 issue #170
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Inspired by a design in the February 2008 issue of the German magazine Selbst, this “I Can Do That” project commenced (as always) with a pilgrimage to the home center, where I picked up four 6′ 1x12s and one 6′ 1×6 of red oak, and a bag of red oak plugs.

Because there are no curves and no long rip cuts, this piece is ultra-simple to build. The trickiest operation is notching out the upright that will be stained black … and that’s not tricky at all.


From the August 2008 issue #170
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