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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Hendrix Bookcase

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a PotteryBarn Inspired Hendrix Bookcase! I can’t tell you all how much I am loving this collection. I hope one of you builds this quickly, I can’t wait to see it.

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
Lumber
  • 4 – 2×3 at 6’
  • Full sheet of ¾” plywood
  • Half sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 2×2 at 4’
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 2” Edge banding for plywood
  • 4 – 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” angle brackets
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2×3 at 70-1/2” – Legs
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 30” x 66-1/2” – Back
  • 8 – 2×2 at 12” – Shelf Supports
  • 4 – 2×2 at 30” – Shelf Supports
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 30” – Shelves
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 15” x 35” – Top
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

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

Cut the pieces for the legs and the back. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the top of the legs (to attach the top).

Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the back as shown. Attach the back to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the shelf supports. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and attach to the supports and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the top. Spread glue on one piece and lay the other piece on top. Wiggle it a little to create suction and clamp until dry. Apply edge banding and trim as necessary. Attach the top using glue and 2” pocket hole screws through the pocket holes in the top of the legs into the top piece. Attach the angle brackets to the edges as decoration.

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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