Kentwood Bookshelf

Submitted by jbayer80 on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 07:05

I'm not 100% happy with this but it is only my 2nd project. I actually built 2 because the 1st one was really bad (still learning how to cut wood). I'm using the 1st one for all my scrap wood in the garage. The 2nd one (pictured) is going to go in my sons room along with the Kentwood nightstands and simple bed with a modified headboard.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
AS Chalk Paint (Paris grey)
Recommended Skill Level


Lady Goats

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 08:49

I can't tell you how many pieces of furniture I've built... You know how many have come out perfect?


And you know what?

I'm still happy with all of them! If we wanted "perfect," we'd buy the laminated particle board from the big companies...

That looks great. :-)


Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:10

I do love it and can't believe I made it. I would have never thought I could even come close to something like this before I started.

Thank you!


Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:17

I just stumbled upon your brag post. We're much harder on ourselves then we need to be. Agreed, if I built it I know all the imperfections but in the big picture.. you did great work and should be proud! :) I spent 9 months of a class building a desk out of hardwood, spent about $1,000 on just materials (not to mention another $900 for the classes) and really took my time in making sure everything fit perfect. You know what? It's ALMOST perfect but there are still things that aren't... even though I was careful as heck, ha! I've learned that woodworking takes many many many years to perfect and learn all the tricks. It's so rewarding to build something out of a pile of wood! :)