How to build a cubby wall shelf from cedar fence pickets! Free plans from Ana-White.com
5 fence pickets - I used dog eared cedar ones (recommed getting 6 in case one splits or you have to cut around knots)
1 1/4" finish nails
2 - 1/2" x 5 1/2" fence pickets @ 32 1/2" long (vertical dividers)
7 - 1/2" x 5 1/2" fence pickets @ 16" long (horizontal shelves)
2 - 1/2" x 5 1/2" fence pickets @ 36" long (sides)
7 - 1/2" x 5 1/2" fence pickets @ 17" long (back - optional or you could use plywood)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.