School Room Bookshelf

Very quick and easy project. Used the plans but adjusted the width and used pocket hole screws. We made ours 54" wide. After building the entire box and horizontal shelves with pocket holes you can secure the vertical pieces with brad nails. Start with the top row first and you can secure all of those with brad nails. Then use pocket holes on the top of the bottom vertical pieces because it won't really show. You won't be able to nail it since the top vertical piece will be in the way. 

I put some extra 1x2 scrap pieces on the bottom of the shelves for extra support but it would probably be fine without it. We just knew we were going to be loading this thing up and wanted it to last forever and it's not visible anyways.


Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$85 - We only needed three 8 foot 1x2 pieces because we weren't putting it on wheels and the back we didn't trim since it was going to be against the wall. 1x12 common boards were about $18 each and 1x2 select pieces are $5 Adds up quick but it is some much better than cheap particle board shelves.
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine -1x12 common boards and 1x2 select pine boards
Finish Used
White paint
Recommended Skill Level


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