Turn a basic bookshelf into a modern masterpiece with a few customizations! This easy to build bookshelf features three large shelves, and two taller, shorter shelves, perfect for displaying storing your necessities or collections - think boots and shoes in the entryway or servingware in your dining room. Try caster wheels instead of feet and a reclaimed wood back for an industrial style. Or use taller legs to bring the height of the bookshelf up - this one’s your’s to customize to fit you and your home perfectly and beautifully!
Cut all of your boards first. If you are using sheet goods (MDF, Plywood or Particle Board) for the sides and shelves (1x12 boards), rip the sheet goods to 11-¾” widths, 8 feet long, with a circular saw or table saw. Then cut the ripped pieces to length as specified in the cut list.
2 - 1x12 @ 48”
3 - 1x12 @ 46-1/2”
2 - 1x12 @ 29-3/4”
1 - 1x12 @ 16”
1 - 1/4” sheet MDF @ 48” x 48”
2 - 1x2 @ 45”
2 - 1x2 @ 48”
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Love this Modern bookshelf. It will look great in my mid century redesign, living room or dinning area.
(4) 1x12x8’ boards (prefer MDF for paint) or ¾” thick sheet goods ripped 11-¾” x 8’ long
(2) 1x2x8’ boards (prefer MDF for paint)
(4) Leg Mounting Plates
Screws for attaching mounting plates to bottom
(4) 12” Tapered Legs
¾” and 1-1/4” staples
Wall paper and adhesive (if required)
also by Ana White