Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Campaign Bookshelf! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend, if you live here in the US, and for all the rest of you, a fabulous weekend anyhow! I will be posting a bit sporadically this week as I spend some time with family, but you know I won't miss posting plans! yahoo.. Xx… Rayan
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Countersink Bit for Drill
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 2 – 1×2 at 8’
- 2 – 1×3 at 8’
- 3 – 2×2 at 6’
- 2 – 2×2 at 8’
- 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 2” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 28-1/2” – Base
- 2 – 1×3 (ripped to 1-3/4” wide) at 13” – Base Frame
- 2 – 1×3 (ripped to 1-3/4” wide) at 28-1/2” – Base Frame
- 4 – 2×2 at 68-3/4” – Legs
- 4 – 2×2 at 11-1/2” – Stretchers
- 2 – 2×2 at 25-1/2” – Stretchers
- 1 – 1×2 at 35-1/2” – X
- 1 – 1×2 at 35-13/16” – X
- 1 – 1×2 at 71-7/8” – X
- 16 – 1×2 at 13-3/4” – Shelf Supports
- 4 – ¾” plywood at 13-3/4” x 25-1/2” – Shelves
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 15-1/4” x 30” – Top
- 2 – 1×3 at 14-1/2” – Trim
- 1 – 1×3 at 30” – Trim
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 base and the base frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter base pieces. Assemble the base frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the base to the frame using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws.
Cut the pieces for the legs. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in one end only of each leg. Secure the legs to the corner of the base using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the X. Cut the angles as shown noting that they are NOT cut at 45 degrees! Set the Kreg jig for ¾”material and drill pocket holes in each piece as shown. Assemble using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelf supports. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelves. Secure to the supports using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws.
Attach the remaining supports over the top of the shelves as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Position so that ¾” overhangs the front and sides. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws.
Cut the pieces for the trim. Secure the sides first using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws, then secure the front trim piece.
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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