We covered the Holman Shelf a long time ago, and now we shall add a bit of fun to it and step it up a notch!
As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!
- 1 – 1×6 at 4’
- 1 – 1×10 at 2’
- Or scraps of plywood measuring 8-1/2” wide by 24” long
- 2 – ½” x 4” at 3’
- 2 – ¾” x ¾” dowels at 3’
- 1 – 1×6 at 24”, ripped down to 3-3/4” wide – Back
- 1 – 1×3 at 24”, ripped down to 1-3/4” wide – Front
- 2 – 1×10 at 24” ripped to 8-1/2” wide- Bottom
- 6 – ¾” x ¾” at 10” – Supports
- 2 – ½” x 4” at 10”, ripped to 2-1/2” wide – End Slides
- 4 – ½” x 4” at 10”, ripped to 3-3/4” wide – Middle Slides
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 bottom, front, and back. Attach the front and back to the bottom with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the dowel pieces for the supports. Attach to the bottom of the shelf at the spacing indicated with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the slides. The end slides will be located flush with the outer ends of the shelf and the middle slides will be centered on the supports. Attach with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School