Thursday, March 06, 2014


Some of you may be familiar with the Little Free Library, a national project as described on the LFL website:

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!


There are several LFL book boxes around Boulder, so I was inspired to build one for our neighborhood.  I found a cheap cabinet and some miscellaneous shingles at Resource-Boulder, a place for reclaimed materials.  The base is made from a planter that we found after the September flood.  The moose heads are actually pasta/salad servers, and the little books and door handle came from a resale shop.  The outer wood was recovered from a sauna.  So, it cost a whole lot less than some of the box kits that you can purchase here.  e.g. $999.95!! Here is our neighborhood box.


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