Subway Tile Bookcase
Free plans to make a subway tile bookshelf from Ana-White.com #plans #diy #furniture #modern
1/4" plywood (1/4 sheet or scraps)
4 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
6 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
Cut all your boards. Always use glue and 2″ or longer nails unless otherwise directed.
2 – 1/4" plywood @ 17 1/2″ x 12 1/2" (Back of the Cubbies)
6 – 1×12 @ 11 1/2″ (Vertical Dividers for all but top shelf)
6 – 1×12 @ 34 1/2″ (Shelves)
1 – 1×12 @ 12 1/4″ (Top Vertical Divider)
2 – 1×12 @ 63 1/2″ (Sides)
4 – 1×2 @ 63 1/2″ (Side Trim)
4 – 1×2 @ 33″ (Top and Bottom Trim)
Build a basic bookshelf by attaching shelves to the sides. I recommend pocket holes because the back isn't fully covered (to help prevent racking) but you could build with 2" countersunk screws and glue as well.
Once the basic shape of the bookshelf is built, it's time to add the dividers. The top divider is larger than the others. These can be glued and nailed in place - they are not sturctural.
Face frames on the front and back will help beef up this bookshelf. If you have a pocket hole jig, build your frames first, and then attach with glue and 1-1/4" nails. Otherwise, attach the longer frame pieces first, and then add the shorter ones.
Nail and glue the face frames to all shelves and top divider too.
Finally, add the back pieces to the middle cubbies with glue and nails (3/4" nails are ideal here).
I also love how this bookshelf was fully backed in plwyood. Keeps the stuff from falling out the back.