Making A Bookcase
Traditionally built in bookcases are made with solid wood boards carefully routed to make tight.
Making a bookcase. Taller than the baseboard molding you plan to install to make sure the molding slips in easily. Use a table saw or a circular saw to cut your boards. They re budget friendly too costing less than 60 each to make. You can build a bookshelf to fit a particular space in your home or make.
Paint the bookcase if you d like or create the handsome antique finish we did. How to build a bookshelf method 1 of 4. Bookcases are used in private homes public and. In this instructable i m going to go over building the top shelving and the base.
Make its depth 1 1 2 to 2 in. We used gel stain and mixed five parts cherry to two parts red mahogany to one part special walnut. Blend these in a separate container and apply them to the sanded surface with a clean rag. Have the lumberyard rip your plywood into boards to the width that matches your.
With the first piece of 3 4 ply laid out mark out the first 11 x92 piece which ll serve as the sides and cut it out. How to build a bookcase bookcase overview. Then do the same for its mate. 2 make a shopping list for your base frame.
Choose the right saw. To make a built in bookcase and cabinet can be a great addition to any space. Cut the legs shelves and supports. You can build this restoration hardware inspired bookshelves with the provided cut list building instructions color photos and finishing suggestions.
You can build it and then slide it into place and mount it. Less than the depth of the bookcase itself. A bookcase is basically a five sided box with the front part open so to begin constructing one first cut the pieces for the first four sides. Sand the bookcase with 100 grit sandpaper followed by 150 grit.
Attach the supports to the legs. A bookcase or bookshelf is a piece of furniture with horizontal shelves often in a cabinet used to store books or other printed materials. It s awesome to build something like this yourself because it enables you to customize something specifically for your space and to really utilize every nook and cranny and height. If you re looking for some tall skinny bookcases you ll need to check out this free bookshelf plan from infarrantly creative.