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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Land of Nod Compartment Dept. Inspired Bookcase

08.01.12
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We covered plans for the table last week, and now for the matching bookshelves! Yahoo for Free DIY Furniture Plans for a Land of Nod Inspired Compartment Dept. Inspired Bookcase!

Estimated Cost

$75-$100

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • Two full sheets of ¾” plywood
  • 2 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 2 – 1×4 at 8’
  • 3 – ¾” square dowels
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 1×4 at 47-3/4” – Legs
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 48” – Shelves
  • 8 – ¾” square dowels at 11-3/4” – Side Stops
  • 6 – 1×2 at 11-3/4” – Side Stops
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 12” – Upper Side Panels
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 8-5/8” x 11-3/4” – Middle Side Panels
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 21-3/8” – Lower Side Panels
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 41” – Shelf
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 12” – Dividers
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 8-5/8” x 11-3/4” – Dividers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 41” x 45-3/4” – Back
  • 2 – 1×2 at 41” – Aprons
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.

Step 1
Step 1
Step 1

Edge banding should be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the legs and shelves. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material. Drill pocket holes in the shelves where they will attach to the legs. Secure the legs to the shelves as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the 1×2 side stops. Drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces and locate them on top of each shelf as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the remaining side stops from the square dowels. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the legs into the dowels.

Both sets of stops should be located with the outside face flush with the outside edge of the legs.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the side panels. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back side of the panels should be flush with the inside edge of the legs.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the piece for the shorter shelf. Drill pocket holes in each end at attach to the side panels as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the dividers. Drill pocket holes in each end and attach to the shelves as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 6

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes as shown and attach to the legs with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 7
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the aprons. Attach to the top and bottom shelves as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Finishing Instructions

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

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