Don't forget your goggles! Safety first!
Step 1: Cleaning the Reclaimed Wood
I did plane it down to even it up and get rid of some cupping in the wood. This took away the lovely patina of the wood which created a challenge when I saw her desk.
Step 2: Cut List
Sides 2-1x12 @ 32"
Side trim 4 -1x2 @11 1/4
Legs 4 -2x2@34"
Top support and bottom shelf trim 4 -2x2 @32"
Shelves 3 -1x12@32"
Shelf trim 4- 1x2@32"
Any random with boards to equal the width of your bookshelf I used 4 boards that totaled 16 3/8@38"
Back- 1/4" plywood 34 7/8 x 32"
Step 3: Sides
Attach 2x2 legs to sides with 3 pocket holes flush to the inside and top.
Pocket holes are made into the back of the side pieces using 3/4" depth attach with 1 1/4" kreg screws.
Step 4: Top Supports
Step 5: Bottom Shelf
Drill pocket 3/4" holes into the ends of shelf and attach to sides using 1 1/4" screws.
Step 6: Shelves
Attach 1x2 trim to the back of shelf using 3/4" holes and 1 1/4" screws. this is to make it nice and deep.
Attach front trim but this time place 1x2 on it's end again using same hole depth and screw size
Place 2 pocket holes at the ends of shelf to attach to sides.
Now place shelves at desired heights using you pocket holes and I always use wood glue prior to attaching anything with my pocket holes.
Step 7: Top and Back
For the back I cut a piece of 1/4 inch birch plywood to size and you guessed it glued and nailed it to the back!
Step 8: Finishing
I used various chalk paints in the first step. Just get cheap chip brushes and brush away with the grain. I did a layer of gray (do not cover entire surface, just be random) then some black, I don't bother cleaning brush, then some blue, maybe even some green! Let dry and one of the many reasons I love chalk paint is it dries pretty quickly. Take you sander with some 220 and sand with the grain. Then I went over it with dark walnut stain, the paint will move around some so go with the grain. Then I go back in with some more chalk paint and dry brushed some light gray steaks let dried and sanded some more!
Once I was happy with Colors let dry completely and deal with a matte polycrylic.