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Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

July 1, 2010 |
posted by anawhite_rep1
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A bookcase that completes the Cara console and bookcase pair.

Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Cara Bookcase to Match the Console
Dimensions: 
48 1/4" x 28 3/4" x 12"

Materials and Tools

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

Cut List

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

Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

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

Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

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

Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

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

Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

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

Step 5

Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

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

Step 6

Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

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

Finishing Instructions

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.

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

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Love this set. Perfect for

Love this set. Perfect for our girls' room. Thanks for your amazing plans!

posted by The Trees (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-07-01 22:47

Recently became a new

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

posted by The Homesteading Apartment (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-07-02 00:12

Love both these pieces! Now

Love both these pieces! Now I just have to decide which of your amazing bookcases to build for my kid's rooms.

posted by Laura (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-07-02 04:28

I love these more girly

I love these more girly bookcases! Perfect!! I can't wait to build one after a few other projects!!!

posted by *MICHELLE CAUDLE* (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-07-02 17:12

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