How to build wall mounted bookshelves for less than $100


Step 2: Material & tools needed

All the material can be purchased from local Home Depot or Lowes.
You will need the following material to build one bookshelf which will be 3' wide and 9.75" deep with one fixed partition:
1. About 10' of 1X10* lumber. Any finished wood is fine except plywood. Oak is preferred, if you want a highly sturdy bookshelf.
2. Smallest box of 1 1/4" drywall screws
3. Four 2 1/2" deck screws to mount the bookshelf on the wall
4. Carpenter's glue
5. 3 1" long right angle brackets
6. Wood paint or polyurethane
7. Small brush.

1. Measuring tape
2. Square
3. Level
4. Circular saw
5. Power screw driver/drill
6. Power sheet sander
7. 40 Grit sandpaper for power sander
8. Hammer
9. Phillips screwdriver
10. Drill bits various sizes
11. Stud finder.

  • * Did you know that 1X10 lumber's actual dimention is 3/4"X 9 3/4"?
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LP814 years ago
Please note that depending on your lumber yard you go to - 99% of the time, a 1x10 is actually 3/4" by 9 1/4" not 9 3/4"

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