Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Land of Nod Inspired Oak Park Elementary Bookcase
Another piece for the Oak Park Elementary Collection… This would be a great addition to a family room or craft room, also! The mod lines of this piece will blend perfectly with any modern decor or vintage decor!
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Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
Hammer or Brad nailer
1 full sheet of ¾” plywood
1 half sheet of ¾” plywood
1 sheet of ¼” plywood
1 – 1x2 at 6’
1 – 2x4 at 8’
4 – 4x4 scraps at 4” long
1¼” pocket hole screws
1 ¼” screws
2 ½” screws
Small nails or 1” brads
Countersink bit for Drill
4 – back to back wrap-around hinges
2 – handles
Edge banding, if desired
2 – 13-1/4” x 48” of ¾” plywood – Sides
1 – 13” x 35-1/2” of ¾” plywood – Bottom
1 – 13” x 34” of ¾” plywood – Lower Shelf
2 – 1x2 at 12-1/4” – Lower Shelf Supports
1 – 10-3/8” x 34” of ¾” plywood – Middle Shelf
2 – 1x2 at 10-3/8” – Middle Shelf Supports
1 – 7-3/4” x 34” of ¾” plywood – Top Shelf
2 – 1x2 at 7-3/4” – Top Shelf Supports
1 – 35-1/2” x 48-3/4” of ¼” plywood – Back
2 – 16-1/4” x 16-3/4” of ¾” plywood – Doors
2 – 2x4 at 29-1/2” – Base
2 – 2x4 at 7” – Base
4 – 4x4 at 4” - Legs
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GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages.
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** If using edge banding, it will need to be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly. **
Cut the pieces for the sides as indicated. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the bottom of each side.
Cut the piece for the bottom and attach to the sides with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the 1x2 pieces for the lower shelf supports. Attach to the cabinet at the spacing indicated in the drawing with glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws. They will need to be located ¾”
Cut the piece for the lower shelf. Attach to the shelf supports with glue and countersunk screws through the top of the shelf.
Cut the pieces for the middle shelf supports. Attach to the cabinet at the spacing indicated in the drawing and in the same manner as the lower shelf supports.
Cut the piece for the middle shelf. Attach to the shelf supports in the same manner as the lower shelf.
Cut the pieces for the top shelf supports. Attach to the cabinet at the spacing indicated in the drawing and in the same manner as the lower and middle shelf supports.
Cut the piece for the top shelf. Attach to the shelf supports in the same manner as the middle and lower shelves.
Cut the piece for the back from the ¼” plywood. Check the cabinet for square and adjust as necessary. Attach to the back of the cabinet with glue and brad nails.
Cut the 2x4 and 4x4 pieces for the base. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2x4s. Attach the 2x4s to the 4x4 legs with 2-1/2” screws.
Attach the base to the bottom of the bookcase by drilling countersunk screws through the bottom of the bookcase into the base frame.
Cut the pieces for the doors. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the doors. It may be easier in this case to attach the hinges to the cabinet, then attach the doors to the hinges. Mark the placement for the handles and attach them to the doors.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my
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