Cozy Corner Twin Bed Collection...WIDE BOOKCASE UNIT
The Cozy Corner Twin bed collection meets the needs of everyone who doesn't have the wall space for the corner storage twin beds. I made these plans for the family cabin do to the lack of space there however, this plan would work great for my son's bedroom also. I will be constructing the wide bookcase unit for my son's room soon. I haven't received approval from my husband's grandad for the cabin beds. Hopefully he will like them. The following plans are for the wide bookcase, if you have the room, you can do two shelves instead of just one. You simply need to lengthen the sides and add another shelf.
This is my first plan, so please that into account. :) Contact me if you have any questions. I will be building this so hopefully I can help.
2 - 1 x 2 (8')
2 - 1 x 4 (8')
2 - 2 x 4 (8')
3 - 1 x 10 (8') there will be quite a bit extra can be used for next project.
1 - 1 x 12 (8')
1 - 1/4 sheet pywood
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
4 - 1 x 10 @ 31 1.4" (Sides)
2 - 1 x 10 @ 40" (Shelves)
2 - 2 x 4 @ 40" (base supports)
1 - 1 x 2 @ 83" (top trim)
3 - 1 x 2 @ 29 3/4". (side and center trim vertical)
4 - 1 x 4 @ 39 1/4" (Trim for shelf fronts and base)
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 12" x 83" (backing)
1 - 1 x 12 @ 83" (top)
(You will build two of these) Attach the shelf and the 2 x 4 supports to the sides using glue and 2in. wood screws. As shown in the picture. Predrill and countersink.
Attach the two shelf units together using 1 1/4in. woodscrews. Predrill and countersink. I would use atleast 2 at the top, 2 above the shelf, 2 below the shelf, and 2 at the base.
Attach top trim 1 x 2 @ 83" using 1 1/4in finish nails and glue. At the 3 vertical trim pieces 1 x 2 @ 29 3/4" using 1 1/4in. finish nails. Attach the shelf trim and the base front trim pieces 1 x 4 @ 39 1/4" (Please that my picture shows 1 x 2 trim for the shelves but I think the 1 x 4 will cover gap between shelf and matress better)
Attach 12" X 83" 1/4in plywood backing to shelf unit using 1 1/4in. finish nails. Please note you could cover the whole back, however since the bottom portion is not seen I figure you could save the rest of the backing for other projects.
Attach the top to the book case unit 1 x 12 @ 83. (My picture shows 10 1/2 but that is incorrect, the top will hang over your bookcase slightly. If you don't like this measure the depth of your shelf and on a table saw cut the board to the correct width.)