Cara Bookcase to Match the Console

Difficulty
Beginner
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A bookcase that completes the Cara console and bookcase pair.

The little console was just sooooo cute yesterday, I had to add the matching bookcase.

Dimensions
48 1/4" x 28 3/4" x 12"

Preparation

Shopping List

1 – 8′ 1×12 Boards
1 – 10′ 1×12 Board
1/4″ Plywood
1 – 1×2
1 – 1×3

Common Materials
2 inch screws
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

2 – 1×12 @ 45 1/2″ (Sides)
1 – 1×12 @ 27 1/4″ (Top)
3 – 1×12 @ 25 3/4″ (Shelves)
1 – 1×3 @ 25 3/4″ (Header)
1 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 46 1/4″ x 27 1/4″ (Back)
2 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2″ (Side Footer)
1 – 1×2 @ 28 3/4″ (Front Footer)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Jigsaw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

BUILD THE BOX
Screw the box together as shown here. Make sure there is a 3/4″ gap under the bottom shelf. Use 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.

Step 2

SHELVES
You can either drill holes as specified by your shelf pins to create removeable shelves, or you can fasten the shelves in place with 2″ screws and glue.

Step 3

BACK
Attach the back to the bookshelf as shown here. If your shelves are screwed in, also fasten to the shelves.

Use glue and check for square.

Step 4

SIDE FOOTER
Attach the side footer to the bottoms of the bookcase as shown here. Use 1 1/4″ nails and glue.

Step 5

Step 6

BUN FEET
Attach the bun feet as directed by the manufacturer.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Sand with coarse sandpaper in the direction of the wood grain. Fill holes again with wood filler and let dry. Sand with medium sandpaper, working in the direction of the wood grain. Finish with fine sandpaper. Paint with primer and let dry. Apply two coats of paint. Apply topcoat if necessary.
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Comments

The Homesteadi… (not verified)

Thu, 07/01/2010 - 22:12

Recently became a new follower and so glad I found your lovely blog (: I look forward to coming back for future posts!

These look wonderful and really are simple. Great suggestion!

Michele
XOXO

Laura (not verified)

Fri, 07/02/2010 - 02:28

Love both these pieces! Now I just have to decide which of your amazing bookcases to build for my kid's rooms.

*MICHELLE CAUDLE* (not verified)

Fri, 07/02/2010 - 15:12

I love these more girly bookcases! Perfect!! I can't wait to build one after a few other projects!!!