Built In Cabinet and Bookshelf

Submitted by kristen on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:54

I didn't really follow any of Ana's plans for this build, but it is a result of using her plans up to this point in my woodworking journey that enabled me to complete this one! I don't own a table saw, so this was constructed using a circular saw, miter saw, Kreg jig, and a nail gun. It was the first time I've had to cut and attach crown molding, and I also learned how to cope baseboard trim using a Dremel. Another first was using a router to rabbet out the back so the plywood back wasn't visible from the sides. I learn something new every build :)

I'm thrilled with the change in the room with this new project. We had two narrower bookcases side-by-side in there before, and they were about the height of the windows with a stain color that didn't match any of the other wood pieces in the rooms. This cabinet looks like it belongs in the room.

Estimated Cost
around $200
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Purebond plywood 3/4" and 1/4" and pine face frames
Finish Used
Primer, off-white paint in satin, Polycrylic topcoat in satin. 320 grit sanding in between all paint and topcoat coats.
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 12/27/2012 - 07:54

Very well done. It fits right in and looks absolutely beautiful. I am working and practicing to reach your skill level so I can do amazing things too!

Cindy from Indiana (not verified)

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 09:14

Love this! Really great job!

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