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Book Ledges

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I wanted some space to store books that would show off the covers. Here is the process of building some!

They came together pretty quickly and I am happy with the outcome. Construction was pretty simple here – pine and crown moulding with some pocket hole screws holding the back together. The pictures tell the story…

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I ripped a groove with the table saw (double pass) to hold a small piece of 1/4 poplar that keeps the books from sliding off the shelf.
 

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Once you get your mind around mitring crown moulding (upside-down & backwards) it comes together pretty quickly.
 

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Pocket holes to keep everything together.
 

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I used a keyhole bit on the router to cut the hangers.
 

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A brad nailer makes this job much quicker.
 

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Before priming and painting I tested them on the wall.
 

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Done!

 

Queen Anne Chair

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We needed a new occasional desk chair and used the opportunity to take on a new project.  We bought an old Queen Anne style chair from a used hotel furniture store Move Line for $50 and a piece of fabric from Ikea for a few dollars per yard.

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