Rustic Kentwood Bookshelf

Submitted by wthalin on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 13:09

I wanted to build as big of a booshelf as I feasibly could so I altered the sizings in width and height to create this monster. The planks in the back did not fit perfectly in the new sizing so I spaced them a little bit and I think it turned out nice. The spacing gives it more of barn-like look to it. I also alternated stains on the planking between American Walnut and Dark Walnut because this thing took more than a can of stain and I thought the look was neat. The majority of the piece is in American walnut which turned out a little redder than I hoped, but overall I am happy how this turned out.

As always, thanks for the plans!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$150
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine/Whitewood
Finish Used
Varathane American Walnut stain, Minwax Dark Walnut stain, Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Satin clear coat
Required Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

JoanneS

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 17:09

You did a great job on this bookshelf!  Love the plank back and the barn-like look it gives, and the alternating colors for the back.  Looks beautiful!

itsnikkilyn

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 00:14

Hello, would you be able to provide the exact measurements you used to build this beautiful piece? It would make my life a whole lot easier lol Thank you :)

wthalin

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:29

Final dimmensions of the bookshelf ended up being 51"W x 16.5"D x 81.5"H. I would suggest measuring out the space where you would like to put the shelf and see how much room you have.