Blast off with this rocket bookcase! An easy project that any mom (or dad) can make to be an out of this world hit for their little ones. Features four roomy shelves and a top display shelf, optional rocket flares and mods for space port holes. Special thanks to Jennifer for sharing her photos.
3 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x8 @ 4 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 17" Long
1/4" plywood, full sheet
A) 2 – 1×12 @ 51 1/2″ (Sides)
B) 4 – 1×12 @ 16 1/2″ (Shelves)
C) 2 – 1×8 @ 18″ (Rocket Fins)
D) 1 – 1×4 @ 16 1/2″ (Footer)
E) 1 – 1×12 @ 19 1/2″ Long Point to Long Point, Top Shelf (Mitered down at 45degress to make the short point to short point measurement 18″)
F) 2 – 1×12 @ 15″ (Longest Side, Angled Top Pieces)
G) 1/4″ Plywood Cut 18″ wide x 61 1/4″ Tall, sides mitered off
Cut all boards as directed above. Use 2″ nails and glue unless otherwise directed. Always nail into and from all neighboring boards at all possible angles to increase strength to the bookcase. Also shown are optional 3″ port holes cut out of the sides.
Attach the shelves, B, to the sides, A, as shown above.
Cut the rocket fins out of the 1×8 as shown above. Fasten from the inside of the bookcase. Make sure the bottoms are flush.
Fasten the footer, D, as shown above. The footer above is shown cut out to represent flames from the blast-off. If you are going to cut out your footer, pay attention to the length of your nails and where you place the nails so the nails do not show when you cut out the footer.
Fasten the top piece, E, as shown above, leaving a 3/4″ overhang on the ends. Keep front and back edges flush.
Now fastend the top angled pieces, F, as shown above. Nail to board E and also nail at the very top, securing the seperate boards F together.
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