Revised barn bookshelf

Submitted by North40 on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 15:48

I changed the overall width (now 42" & height 34") to fit my space. All roof/shelf angles are cut at 22.5 degrees still. I used a circular saw beveled and upon assembly, I needed to caulk the seams. I also caulked the joint of divider and shelf and filled in the pocket holes to make it "prettier" before painting. I made a barn door to go in the middle cubby on the bottom to make the bookshelf interactive, but the dividers weren't quite square and the door made it more obvious. Definitely a fun build!
Cut changes:
bottom - 40.5 inches
middle shelf - 42 in at longest point
loft shelf - 32.5 inches
top roof pieces - 17.75 inches (I originally cut these at 18.25" & then removed another .5" from each piece)

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
1X12 pine
Finish Used
Painted with leftover cream & red paint from our actual barn. Spray painted roof exterior in brown. 2 coats of polycrylic to finish.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate