Keeping your house clean and well-sorted is probably one of the trickiest tasks, especially if you are one of those people who have more books than clothes and shoes combined. Once it’s dry, go back and fill the holes in with wood filler, then stain those spots once the wood filler is dry. The sign of a Master is not that he/she doesn’t make mistakes, but how he/she can correct them. This DIY shelf is built with reclaimed scaffolding boards, steel pipe, and pipe fittings. It will work great, is simple to do, and the simple design doesn’t leave much room for things to go wrong. I’m an amateur woodworker and would like to build one of these bookcase doors for a small closet I have. The paint really cleaned up the entire build and made it feel like one meant-to-be unit. I can’t think of a better first-time woodworking project than a simple bookcase.
The design is beautiful, but (you knew there was going to be a but”, right?) I’m not quite certain how best to fit it into an existing room when I can’t have the bookcase flush with the existing wall. Once the first bookcase was built, we used the measurements provided to us by the fireplace company to construct the fireplace surround from more 2×4’s. Particle board is not as dimensionally stable when compared to real wood or plywood, and will gradually and permanently deform over time, even if not loaded very heavily. It’s amazing how easily you can make stylish bookshelves with professional finishing without having to spend the big bucks.
You could do a simple design of having the front perimeter be inside a cased frame and have it butt up to it when closed. Another rustic shelving idea This rustic thing must be really popular or something :). The dark wood shelves along with the tarnished pipe pair well with the brick wall creating a vintage, industrial look. Some elastic, a board, brackets and a stapler are the essential elements to this remarkably simple DIY bookshelf project.
This shelving unit keeps everything organized and easy to get to when working out in the garage. I can always use another bookcase or bookshelf somewhere in the house, even if it ends up in my basement filled with tools. You could cut some 3/4″ thick pine, maybe 3″ wide or so and attach it to the face of the bookcase to create a nice finished appearance. The problem was that I couldn’t find a design that really fit what I was trying to do, or fit the unique space I had available to put in a bookcase. If our written tutorial on our Custom Bookcases wasn’t quite enough check out our Video tutorial on the Homedotcom YouTube Channel!
I am in Johannesburg and need professional assistance in specifying the correct pivot mechanism to hold the bookcase. If you want to build storage shelves for your home pay attention to the instructions shown. Learn how to build this DIY shelf here As an alternative to the plumber fittings and pipe, you could use Kee Klamp to avoid the hassle of using threaded pipe. The plywood is nailed directly to the back of the bookcase with 7/8 inch long brass round headed nails. You’ll pay hundreds more to buy a solid wood bookshelf like this one in stores.
In the end a simple tug of a hidden release hook releases the door latch much like a normal handle would. We aim to provide all your natural and frugal needs with lots of great tips and advice, how to build a. Diy simple bookshelf plans gumroad. Secure the face frames to the front and back of the bookcase using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. We decided to paint the trim a different color, so we primed and painted the bookshelf and trim separately and then added the trim after everything was dry.
These easy and clever bookshelves look so much cooler than anything you can purchase from a store. Wood glues are generally paintable, but can seal the wood surface and prevent uniform absorption of the stain. Then get the tips on the adjustments i made and how i obtained an old wood finish. This will create an inverted book case, with the wood acting as a shelf and the books seemingly floating underneath. Being that we were able to build it so inexpensively so many years ago, has also been a big advantage financially.
If you don’t tell anyone in your house about it (and they don’t listen to your records), this would make a great spot for stashing birthday or holiday gifts. Observe those simple steps to create a bookcase as high and as extensive as you need to match. This is a little trade secret because it fills the holes and gaps nicely and does not shrink or crack like wood filler does. Here is an interesting design for a small bookcase that you can keep anywhere, and it would hold your most favorite books.
I have a 6′ bookcase, 9″ deep, and according to the plans provided by this site, (thanks) my bookcase is coming along nicely. Whether it needs stripping and sanding , a layer of lacquer, or a fresh coat of paint, a worn bookcase can be made as good as new with a little effort. Start with the bottom shelf, making sure it’s properly aligned and then drive nails through the angle irons and into the wood.