New Little Free Library

French speaking families dot the west end of 9th. Street here in Saskatoon. My friend Shan wanted to share books with her neighbours and chose a french theme for a Little Free Library. I agreed to create one quite some time ago and just managed to finish and install it yesterday.

The finial is turned from Maple and painted along with the rest of the library and the door knob is turned from a Tagua nut.

I used a wood burner to create a brick effect on the sides and back. The tower is covered with cedar shingles that I shaped from cedar shakes.

The hinges are made out of Walnut with a brass pin.

Shan registered the library with the official LFL site and had the plaque printed with French and English instructions.

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  1. Shan September 14, 2020 at 7:56 pm #

    Just an update on the great success of the little free library chateau on 9th street! The whole community has embraced the library and feel ownership. Every day there are many neighbours checking out the selection and leaving books for others to enjoy. The library has been featured on a video highlighting the 9th street community produced by the Broadway Health Collective who wanted “notable features” of our community! French books, children’s books, self help and serious philosophy as well as lighthearted novels and poetry and recipe books have all appeared and then been borrowed! We are a well-read community with a stylish library to boast about! Thank you creator/artist extraordinaire -Trent.

  2. Hugh Townsend May 31, 2020 at 10:10 am #


  3. Mel May 31, 2020 at 8:00 am #

    Looks great Trent

  4. Miranda Jones May 31, 2020 at 7:21 am #

    Incroyable! Magnifique!

  5. Anonymous May 31, 2020 at 6:30 am #

    Yes, it is indeed beautiful Trent!

  6. Shelly M Benoit May 30, 2020 at 10:57 pm #

    Trent – you continue to outdo your creative skills with each project! You are such a descendant of our grandfather who crafted the leg for a wounded goose!!!!
    This little library is beautiful. I’m sure your friend is very pleased!

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