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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Asian Inspired Book Shelf

06.13.12

A fabulous project from our request list and one that might very well serve a number of purposes, whether you build it for storage or display, this guy will do it all!

Estimated Cost

$75-$100

Dimensions
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Hammer or Brad nailer
Lumber
  • 2 – Sheets of ¾” plywood (If you aren’t comfortable cutting plywood you can easily substitute for 1×12 boards and keep the height of each vertical piece as is)
  • 1 – 2×10 at 3’ (if you sub for 1×12 boards, this should be changed to a 2×12)
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 5 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 64” – Shelves
  • 14 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 14” – Dividers
  • 2 – 2×10 scraps at 14” long (ripped to 8-1/4” wide) – Legs
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the 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. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Cut the pieces for the legs. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes at one long edge on each board.

Cut the piece for the bottom shelf. Attach the legs to the shelf at the spacing indicated using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the dividers. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end to attach to the shelves. Attach the first four dividers at the spacing indicated using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the first shelf and attach to the dividers as indicated with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the next three dividers and drill pocket holes at each end. Attach to the first divider at the spacing indicated using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the second shelf and attach as shown, using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the next four dividers and third shelf. Repeat the process as for the first shelf in Step 2.

Cut the pieces for the remaining three dividers and the top, and attach as in Step 3.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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