6 Cube Bookshelf

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 21:01
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Bookcase that is designed to fit standard fabric cubes. Thank you Hillary for sharing your photos.

Image from one of our talented, amazing readers, Hillary.
Well, I did promise you I would work on this collection.

It's modeled after Land of Nod's Cube Collection, and yes, those bins are also modeled after Land of Nod's bins, measuring 11" x 11" x 11".  I believe you can also buy these at Target, but the Land of Nod price is very reasonable and the colors are fantastic.  Or the pink dots like Grace's room are from Pottery Barn Kids

You can find the plans for these bookcases here from Grace's room.  Also wanted to note that this cube collection is designed very similar to Graces's bookshelves, so expect the look to be quite similar.  I used Antique White Paint from Valspar for the finish.

Dimensions are shown above


Shopping List

1 1x12, 12’ Long 1 1x12, 8’ Long 5 1x2s, 8’ Length 2” Screws
1 1/4” Finish Nails
2” Finish Nails

1 Small Tube Wood Glue
Finishing Supplies including wood filler

Cut List

1- 1x12 40 1/2” Top
2- 1x12 26 3/4 “ Sides
2- 1x12 39” Shelves
4- 1x12 12 1/4” Cubby Dividers
4- 1x2 31” Legs
6- 1x2 37 1/2” Side Shelf trim

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Power Sander
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mary elizabeth (not verified)

Sun, 10/10/2010 - 06:05

Hi Ana! I love the new site and love your plans. We are just finishing building our house and I can't wait to have all the tools set up in the garage so I can start building some of these great things myself! Just a quick thought, I don't know anything about blogging but have seen on some other blogs verification thingy at the bottom where you enter in a word shown to keep advertisers and non-real people from posting. I think Casa Modern et al are pretty terrible for trying to get free advertising on your site. Boo. If they think Ana White fans would like their stuff and you are cool with them as a sponsor they should pay you for the ad space. Anyways, just wondering.

Jessica (not verified)

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:25

This may be a stupid question but this is my first project so have a little mercy!! haha but I'm going to build this for my cousin who just had a baby. What kind of wood do I use....see told you it was a stupid question!


Ana White (not verified)

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 07:16

Jessica I used pine or whitewood boards. Cheap and paints well! And easy to work with for a first project. Make sure you ask for furring strips for 1x2s, 1x3s, 1x4s and 2x2s - but check the quality. Where I live, the furring strips are the same as the premium boards, but this is not always the case. Good luck! Ana

Kristen (not verified)

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 06:37

I am unable to save this project as a PDF for some reason. Not a huge deal, but I thought you might like to know. Have a great day!

Kristen (not verified)

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 06:46

Well, it appears that I completely overlooked the embedded file that was further down the page. My apologies.

Allison Ripoll (not verified)

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 19:30

Hi Ana,
I have a dilemma! I live in Venezuela and nothing is the same here!!! I can't buy wood filler or 1x2's, 1x3's or anything else!!! I have learned to substitute a lot of things. I made the $4 stackable chairs and Clara's table and had to improvise on a lot of things! I finally found countersink bits for the drill, but at $20 a piece, I have had to learn to join my boards in a different way!!! But my most current problem is not being able to purchase 1x12's. I can buy 1x7's and then I have to cut them to the width that I need. I am new to building, but I LOVE it!!! So please forgive my dumb question, but what can I substitute for 1x12's??? I can get mdf board and compressed pine board in large sheets. Could I just use one of these or would they maybe not be as strong??? Is there something else I could use since a lot of plans call for these.