Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

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Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

A bookcase that completes the Cara console and bookcase pair.

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The little console was just sooooo cute yesterday, I had to add the matching bookcase.

Shopping List: 

1 – 8′ 1×12 Boards
1 – 10′ 1×12 Board
1/4″ Plywood
1 – 1×2
1 – 1×3

2 inch screws
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
hammer
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
jigsaw
sander
Dimensions: 
48 1/4" x 28 3/4" x 12"
Cut List: 

2 – 1×12 @ 45 1/2″ (Sides)
1 – 1×12 @ 27 1/4″ (Top)
3 – 1×12 @ 25 3/4″ (Shelves)
1 – 1×3 @ 25 3/4″ (Header)
1 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 46 1/4″ x 27 1/4″ (Back)
2 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2″ (Side Footer)
1 – 1×2 @ 28 3/4″ (Front Footer)

Step 1: 

BUILD THE BOX
Screw the box together as shown here. Make sure there is a 3/4″ gap under the bottom shelf. Use 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.

Step 2 Instructions: 

SHELVES
You can either drill holes as specified by your shelf pins to create removeable shelves, or you can fasten the shelves in place with 2″ screws and glue.

Step 3 Instructions: 

BACK
Attach the back to the bookshelf as shown here. If your shelves are screwed in, also fasten to the shelves.

Use glue and check for square.

Step 4 Instructions: 

SIDE FOOTER
Attach the side footer to the bottoms of the bookcase as shown here. Use 1 1/4″ nails and glue.

Step 5 Instructions: 

FRONT FOOTER
Attach the front footer to the bottom shelf and the side footers as shown here with 2″ nails and glue.

Step 6 Instructions: 

BUN FEET
Attach the bun feet as directed by the manufacturer.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Sand with coarse sandpaper in the direction of the wood grain. Fill holes again with wood filler and let dry. Sand with medium sandpaper, working in the direction of the wood grain. Finish with fine sandpaper. Paint with primer and let dry. Apply two coats of paint. Apply topcoat if necessary.
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Comments

Recently became a new follower and so glad I found your lovely blog (: I look forward to coming back for future posts!

These look wonderful and really are simple. Great suggestion!

Michele
XOXO