I've been waiting forever to have a chance to get rid of some plywood scraps we've had in our garage. I finally put them to good use and made what I think is a pretty awesome bookshelf! :)
2 sheets of plywood or MDF
1 sheet of Masonite
1 1/4" Kreg Jig Screws
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!
***Please double check my measurements. I used a whole bunch of scraps thus, I didn’t have to buy an extra sheet of plywood. The cut list below is based off of what I think you’ll need to create this bookshelf.
3 support shelves at 15×96 (have the home improvement store do this for you)
12 shelves/dividers at 15×15
2 side panels at 32 1/4
Kreg Jig three holes to the ends of each 15" x 96" board.
Attach 15x96 support boards to the two 32 1/4" side boards. Make sure the the middle board is centered with the side boards and make sure that your Kreg Jig screws are facing down.
Kreg Jig holes into your shelves/divider pieces.
Divide 10 15x15 boards evenly throughout the bookshelf (one board at 16" in, then 32", 48", 64", and 80". Glue the boards in place, clamp, let dry.
Screw your scraps in to create dividers and horizontal shelves.