Cottage Style Bookshelf

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jaimecostiglio added on 6/16/2019

A classic cottage style bookshelf complete with tongue and groove backing. I designed this simple bookshelf with clean, easy lines and a nod to the cottage aesthetic. It's plenty deep shelf space at over 12 inches can hold almost any size book. Tons of storage and two adjustable shelves.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

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Dimensions

Overall dimensions: 60"h x 36"w x 15 3/4"d

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Step 1

Create the tapered end on each leg using a jigsaw or table saw.

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Step 2

Attach the side panel cross supports using pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. Make 2.

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Step 3

Attach the side panel into the frame using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. Make 2.

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Step 4

Attach fixed shelves to side panel using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

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Step 5

Attach second side panel to other end of fixed shelves using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

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Step 6

Attach carcass top to side panels using countersunk 2" wood screws.

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Step 7

Attach front trim to shelves using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

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Step 8

Attach top to carcass using countersunk 1 1/4" wood screws.

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Step 9

Make two movable shelves. Attach front trim to shelf using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

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Step 10

Attach tongue and groove backing to carcass using countersunk 1 1/4" wood screws.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 3/4" Thick, Full Sheet, Plywood  
(1) 3/4" Thick, Half Sheet, Plywood  
(4) 2x2, 72", Board  
(1) 1x2, 96", Board  
(2) 1x3, 72", Board  
(6) 1x6, 96", tongue & groove  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(4) legs, 2 x 2 @ 59 1/4"  
(4) side trim, 1 x 3 @ 12"  
(2) side panels, 3/4" x 12 x 56 1/2"  
(2) shelves, 3/4" x 12 x 31 1/2"  
(1) top (carcass), 3/4" x 12 x 33"  
(2) shelf trim, 1 x 3 @ 31 1/2"  
(1) shelf trim, 1 x 3 @ 31 1/2"  
(2) shelves (movable), 3/4" x 12 x 31 1/4"  
(2) shelf trim (movable), 1 x 2 @ 31 1/4"  
(1) top, 3/4" x 15 3/4" x 36"  
(6) backing (tongue & groove), 1 x 6 @ 57 1/4"  

Extras:

https://jaimecostiglio.com/diy-cottage-style-bookshelf/ Visit

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