FRIGHTENING TO FRENCH - french book shelf






I was inspired to create a
french étagère after seeing
a cabinet a friend built.
Let me share with you
how I built it and the 
inspiration.




Let's start at the beginning ...
This frightening dresser was the art canvas for a
teenager's expression of creativity. Not my child's doing.
I used it for lumber supplies for the shelf project.




I used a simple maple side table for the base.


The color you see above is a grey primer before painting.
I built the upper portion and fastened it to the table from underneath with long screws.


The sides of the dresser were used for the sides of the shelf.
4 inches were cut off the length and 2 inches off the depth.


The crown detail at the top is a decorative wall shelf.


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The back of the unit was built with the dresser drawer bottoms.
An old mirror frame provided the vertical trim up the front edges.


Lots of little salvaged trim was used.


The shelves themselves were built with the
backs from the dresser drawers.


and there you have it,
the FRIGHTENING TO FRENCH
étagère


And I built another one you can see here



Be sure to check out my friends blog Freddy & Petunia
This photo below is just one of many pieces she has made.
Catherine of Freddy & Petunia

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