How to Build Shelves (with Pictures) - wikiHowRenovation, cabinet building and woodworking plans and tutorials. If you want to do arches, simply follow my tutorial to create uniform arches for the top rail when you get to the faceframe. Check out my Cabinet Building eBook for all my cabinet building tips, techniques and instructions for different building methods. Links in this post may be affiliate links. However, lumber prices vary and fluctuate so make sure to price out your materials. The cutlist below is for four bookcases. This ensures that my shelf pins are even and perfectly spaced and located.
7 Surprising Built-In Bookcase Designs
Print one of these free bookshelf plans and you'll have everything you need to get started building a bookcase for any room in your house. The plans include diagrams, photos, step-by-step instructions, and sometimes even videos to help you along the way. Building a bookshelf is a fairly simple woodworking project that you can get done in just a day or two. It's a low-cost project as well and since the plan is free, you don't have to worry about busting through your budget. The free bookcase plans include a wide variety of bookcase styles and sizes so be sure to look through them all to find the best one for the space you have.
Show less Shelves are one of the most useful furnishing items in a house or office. Shelves can carry books, ornaments, tools, utensils, photos, craft projects and much more. They help you to organize, categorize, clear away and keep things neat. There are many ways to make a shelf, some easier than others, and a few of the possibilities are presented here. This is a simple shelf arrangement that can be put together by absolutely anybody.
Sure, you can pick up some knock-together set of shelves, but built-ins provide so much more than just a place to stash your stuff. Made to rise ceiling high, create an alcove for furniture, or wrap an existing nook, they can add style, charm, and architecture to an interior, all while offering custom storage and display space. Here, seven ways to make them special. Bookcases arranged to form a passageway and united with flat trim create a mini library, complete with a rolling ladder that beckons young readers to hunt for a good book on the topmost shelves. Designer Bret Franks came up with the idea as a way to add old-house character to a new farmhouse with a completely open first floor beyond this office space. Apple-green backing keeps the built-ins fun and family-friendly, as does the mix of objects dotting the adjustable-height shelves.
Step 2: Upper Shelving
I built my first bookcase in middle school. A multitiered assemblage of wooden planks laid across stacks of bricks, it was reminiscent of pieces from the early Flintstone Period--and I was proud to have made it myself. Since that masterpiece, I've built 50 or 60 more, most while working as a cabinetmaker for an interior design firm, where I learned the carpentry skills, design guidelines and construction techniques used in the bookcase shown here.