воскресенье, 22 января 2017 г.

How to Make Bookshelves

How to Make Bookshelves
How to Make Bookshelves
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bookcase plans
bookcase plans

The inspiration for the shelves are the Kenwood Bookshelves from Restoration Hardware.


restoration hardware kentwood
restoration hardware kentwood

I spent about $60 in wood and screws for each bookcase, which was pretty good considering they are solid wood and fit the specifications I needed. I followed Ana’s instructions exactly when it came to building but here was my cut list. CUT LIST FOR 83 1/2″ HEIGHT 2 – 1×12 @ 80 3/4″ (sides)

4 – 1×2 @ 11 1/4″ (side trim)

4 – 2×2 @ 82 3/4″ (legs)

4 – 2×2 @ 21 1/2″ (top supports and bottom shelf trim)

6 – 1×12 @ 21 1/2″ (shelves)

10 – 1×2 @ 21 1/2″ (shelf trim)

6 – 1×3 @ 26″ (top)

7 – 3 1/2″ wide planking or 1x4s @ 80″ long (back) For those of you who build and don’t have a Kreg Jig it is a must have. You can get the basic one for about $100. It certainly made making this bookshelf so much easier than it could have been.


building with a kreg jig
building with a kreg jig

This is my third ‘build-from-scratch’ project I have done. I did the Laundry Dresser and the Raised Cedar Garden Boxes. I will say each time you learn something new and it gets easier and easier. The second bookshelf was better than the first.


kentwood bookcasesmake your own wood bookshelves
make your own wood bookshelves

Next I tried that tea/vinegar stain combo. It was really strange but it was fun to try. I am not sure I will use it again just because it is really unpredictable the color it will turn. But it was a fun experiment. I started by first “painting” on some strong tea stained bookshelves

tea stained bookshelves

Then I soaked a bunch of overnight. Then I painted over the tea with the vinegar/steel wool combo. It immediately turned into an ashy gray/brown stain. I thought it was pretty cool.


tea and vinegar stain
tea and vinegar stain

pine bookshelves
pine bookshelves

Then I took a hammer, nails, and sandpaper to it to add some character. My friend absolutely loves them and they look perfect in the spot we have them in her living room. Do you have the building bug? Check out some more of the builds I have done… Built-in Mudroom Lockers


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Laundry Basket Dresser

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Pallet Wood Planter Boxes

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Huge Garage Shelves

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