Leaning Bookshelf - Narrow

Submitted by jigganancy on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 23:03

I was in Home Depot one day and found a large piece of MDF & straight 1x4 in the "scrap bin". Because my to-do list is longer than any christmas list, I knew I could find a use for it. I ended up buying a quality piece 1x4 for the legs. The remainder were scraps. My total cost of the wood for this project was approximately $20.

My living room space is narrow and awkward, so I subtracted 4 inches from every horizontal measurement. This plan was very easy to adapt for your space.

To round the edges, I traced with a circular piece of tupperware, cut with my jigsaw and sanded. To build, I used a nail gun and kreg jig on some parts. I also stained before putting it completely together.

I'm very happy with these plans and how the finished project fits right into my space. This project was easy to follow and easy to adapt. I would recommend it to anyone starting out

PS: I could use some help with my shelf styling. Recommendations welcome :)

Estimated Cost
20
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Miniwax early american (1st coat) and miniwax ebony (2nd coat)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner