Possible DIY? The See-Saw Bookshelf

Possible DIY? The See-Saw Bookshelf

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Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 1, 2009

There's a certain twinge of pride that comes with seeing a designer product and knowing you could make that at home for far less (or even at all). Often times those projects are shelving (hey we're not that talented) because of their basic lines and joints. This See-Saw bookshelf is the next one on our diy list...

We love the playful nature of this piece, but we know when we check out a designer's website and it says "inquiry for price" our budgets will probably be a little short. Instead, we turn to our tools and local lumber store!

Now, even though this bookcase has the ability to move, there aren't any moving parts, which makes its construction possible for the home diy-er. Because of the load it will be holding, we would suggest using a hardwood instead of the home diyers best friend MDF. Is this a project best left to the pros? Or one you'd be willing to take on?

Curious about taking on more wood working projects? Make sure to check out our resident woodworker, Johnny Williams over at Apartment Therapy New York for all the latest tips, tricks and facts on the craft!

Helpful Links:
See-Saw Bookshelf by BCXSY
Timber! Selecting Quality Wood for Your Projects

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