A few months after moving into our apt, my wife and I quickly realized that our stuff was taking over what little space we had! So, instead of simply buying everything premade, we decided to embrace our inner DIY and build a bookcase that not only fit our style and budget, but most importantly, made the most efficient use of our quickly dwindling spaces. 

   The best part about this is that the finished product will meet your SPECIFIC needs versus buying something premade and hoping it's not too big, or too small. Often times the items you want to store don't fit or the piece you buy simply doesn't look the way you want it to. Regardless of what your skill level or previous experience is, you can always be sure that designing/building your own furniture is a satisfying way to achieve exactly what you want and to be proud of it as well!

  • ~36' of 1x10 pine boards
  • wood screws
  • wood glue
  • wood stain
  • wood sealer
  • something to apply the stain with (rags, brushes, foam pads, etc.)
  • 56 small brass shelf brackets
  • varying grits of sandpaper (150-400 should be enough)

  • saw (circular, miter, hand...whatever is available to you)
  • drill
  • screwdriver
  • clamps
  • small level

It should go without saying that when working with any tools, you remember to use them properly and safely. That includes the use of goggles, earplugs, and face masks when necessary. If you don't know how to use the tools properly, please take the time to learn! Ok, with that said...let's get to it! 

Pretty cool! ;)

warehouse32 (author)  SophiesFoodieFiles9 months ago


TyrleY2 years ago
really cool effect
Awesome!! Definitely on my next projects list. I really like the way you make things, they look so polished and expensive (loved your bottle cutter design).

Great ible by the way. Really appreciate if you have some more pics of the intermediate assembly steps.
warehouse32 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya2 years ago
Hey thanks for the support! Glad you liked it. Unfortunately, i made this instructable way after i made the bookshelf so i don't have any other pics of the construction stage.

But if you have any specific questions on anything i'd be more than happy to answer them:)
HollyMann2 years ago
I love it!
warehouse32 (author) 2 years ago
Very nice. Will have to try this.
Very nice! Practical and fun!