[Castle Bookcase] We Got Turrets!

This is a short post but has a picture that shows more than I can write.  I cut the sonotube up in two 12″ long segments (the sonotube, used for pouring concrete pillars, is 8″ in diameter and made of a heavy duty wax lined cardboard—in short the Japanese saw cut through it like butter!).  On those two sections (the kids got the 4′ of scrap to play with lol) I cut out a semi-circle, leaving half the tube open for 7″.  That left a 5″ tall tube trailed by  7″ of half a tube.  So when I put it on the bookcase like so:


we have two turrets sticking off the side of the bookcase!  I went ahead and measured, then cut (using the scrollsaw) semi-circles to fit the bases of the towers….and then I cut increasingly smaller semi-circles to make a step pattern for the bases of the turrets:


Of course they are upside down right now…but when installed will give the bottom of the turrets a little decorative flair. 

Sara came up with an idea to make little toy compartments in the side turrets so that will be accomplished before I connect the turrets properly….

But you can see from this full view shot of the dry fit that its starting to really look like a castle!


Time today: 1 hour

Total Time: 12 hours


About Steven M. Vaught

A native son of Delaware, now living in Illinois, Steven is a writer, family historian, amateur astronomer, sometimes-gardener, woodworker, father to three wonderful children, husband to a wonderful wife, and caretaker of one cheeky vizsla.
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