The materials used in this project were:
- 1 sheet of 1/4" plywood (with some left over)
- 1/2 sheet of 1/2" lumber core birch-veneered plywood
- about 12 feet of 1x2 pine lumber
- wood screws, finishing nails, and carpenters glue
- red oil-based enamel and clear satin polyurathane
Tools used in this project were:
- skill saw
- sabre saw
- drill & bits
- paint brush
- and, as usual, bandaids.....
Since a lot of ripping of plywood is required, a table saw or radial arm saw would have been better than the skill saw, but the skill saw is what I had to work with, so I just took my time and tried to make the cuts as straight as possible.
Step 1: Building the inside part
Basically you are going to assemble these pieces into a pair of stairsteps, with the plywood overlapping the 1/2" lumber at the top of each stairstep.
Once all the pieces are cut, glue and nail the pieces per the photo. Notice the 2" overlap shown in the photo. This provides a sort of enclosed "slot" that the books will rest in.
Since this bookcase will hold books on both sides, you will need to make two of these interior units.