Modular Office Wide Bookcase Base

Submitted by solomonson on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 20:29

The toy room needed some attractive storage for the books and puzzles instead of the floor! Enter this plan. I shortened the shelves to 36" and fastened the shelves to 1x2 stretchers that I fastened to the inside of the sides. I hid them by nailing a face frame to it made of 1x2s. I used beadboard for the back, which I painted before attaching it.
I had a hiccup when I forgot to use my square and had to backtrack some, which made this project longer than I anticipated.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF, pine boards, beadboard
Finish Used
Used some conglomerate for the back of lots of little samples of oops paint I had lying around. I used Valspar white everywhere else and Minwax spray-on poly.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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