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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-15-2016, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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A good friend asked if I would build a Book Nook for this son's neighborhood and having just seen an article on one in Wood Magazine (March 2016) I decided to give it a go. The result appears in the attached.

The original plan called for a tin roof but being a bit paranoid about someone accidentally cutting themselves on an exposed edge I opted for cedar shingles. If I were doing it again I would add one more row to finish out the ridge line and then cap the peak at the ends. Oh well, hindsight as they say.

I used the TASK dowel jig for the door and the box front and found it to be easy to use and accurate. Much easier than the old drill and pin locator approach.

The stain is a Cabot deck stain.

All in all a fun exercise that should help the neighborhood reading program.
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Nice, John! I like that. I'm all for things that promote people to read.

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Jhon you did that so well..

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Jon; my daughter's neighbor has one of those out in front of their house. I didn't know it had a name, let alone that it was a 'thing'. Great job!
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Wow! Isn't that just ever so nice!

Is that copper that you made the cap from?

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Ver cool Jon . Liking your roof idea much better

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Thank you one and all for the feedback.

@DaninVan :
Apparently these can also be registered at littlefreelibrary.org to encourage people to visit them
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The ridge line is copper. The local craft store has it in rolls about 12" x 30". I'm not sure of the gauge but I've used it in other outdoor projects and it takes a nice patina. It's also thin enough to be malleable and not spendy.

Hopefully it will be well used.
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That is a really nice piece of work. I kind of like the copper., It will be beautiful as it builds up the patina. When I was in high school, I'd rebelled on homework, so during sunners I'd go to the thrift store and buy paperback books and read 30-40 over the summer, making notes in them, then turn then in as book reports during the year to keep my English grades up. Still read a lot, particularly since getting a Kindle that lets me upsize the font.
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Great work and a great cause. I am also a book reader and glad to see you promoting it for everyone.
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That copper flashing will probably help keep the shingles moss free as well...mind you, the shingles are pressure treated anyway.
Around here the brass fittings would disappear overnight; Midnight Recyclers Inc.
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