Tommy Bookcase

Submitted by shastacoke on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 09:59

This is the mini version of the Tommy Bookcase. I am using this piece as a storage bench in the bathroom. I loved what we did with the Tommy Bookcase, so we made a mini and used the leftover trim and moulding to make this piece. I love cherry wood, but it can be very pricey. We used cherry plywood to save on costs.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$50
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cherry Plywood and Cherry Wood
Finish Used
I used a semi-gloss polyurethane finish on this piece. I sanded it down before I added it. I did 2 coats because this is in a bathroom and we were worried about spills on it. I did 1 coat, sanded, then applied the 2nd coat. The reason 2 pieces of trim look more red, is because those pieces of trim had aged for a longer time than the rest of the wood we used. That is something to consider when using cherry. It will age and turn this gorgeous red color. We love it!!
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate