Easy Wall Bookshelf
A simple to build shelf that can add style and function to wall spaces. Perfect for CDs and DVDs, books, and frames, this wall bookshelf is designed to be easy to build, easy to look at and easy to use.
Thank you to Kenny-C for sharing his photo. Kenny-C added doors to this plan for a beautiful wall shelf.
1 1×8 8′ long (About 6 dollars)
1 1×8 10′ long (About 8 dollars)
1 1×2 8′ long (Less than a dollar)
Paint, Wood Putty, 2″ Brad Nails
2 – 1×8 @ 41″ (Sides, cut these out of the 8′ 1×8)
4 – 1×8 @ 28 1/2″ (Shelves, cut these out of the 10′ 1×8)
2 – 1×2 @ 28 1/2″ (Supports)
Start by cutting the desired end shape out of the sides. Remember not to go past 4″ on the vertical (up and down), as the top and bottom shelves will sit at 4″ from the top and 4″ from the bottom. After you cut one side out, use it as a pattern for the other side.
Now would also be a good time to mark out your shelves, as shown below, on the sides. Remember, the shelves are 3/4″ thick.
There is a 4" space on the top/bottom of the top and bottom shelves. See additional photos below.
Shelves are spaced 10" apart.
Attach shelves to the sides. Use glue and 2" screws or nails.
Now add the 1x2 supports as shown in the diagram. The supports are also used to hang the shelf. Simply screw through the supports into a stud in the wall.