My First Project - 6 Cube Bookshelf

Submitted by katiemakes on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 02:10

I desperately needed some storage in my workroom and finally decided to make this! It's from the 6 Cube Bookshelf plan and it works perfectly in this space I've got in my workroom.
I would've rather used real wood throughout, but this is my first proper project and to keep the cost down I used MDF for the main boards (all cut to size by my local B&Q, yay!) and planed whitewood 1x2s.
I definitely learnt a lot on this project, but most of the mistakes are hidden under the paint :-) and in the end I'm really pleased.
I wanted an off-white finish and, after a baffling time in the paint aisle, chose a very pale grey, it sits in the room perfectly! I'm hoping to make some fabric boxes for it, but not sure what colours I want yet.
Now for the next project...

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF and planed whitewood
Finish Used
'Grey Tint' (from Homebase) matt emulsion over white primer, with matt clear water-based varnish.
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 03/26/2013 - 15:07

Thank you :) the fabric problem is made worse because I work in a fabric shop, so just have way too much choice!

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