Overview

illustration detailing the parts necessary to build a small bookcase
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Cut List
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1. ¾ inch plywood top: 1 at 13 by 33 inches
2.¾ inch plywood sides: 2 at 12 by 43¼ inches
3.¾ inch plywood shelves: 3 at 12 by 31½ inches
4.¾ inch plywood shelf supports: 6 at 12 by 12½ inches
5.¾ inch plywood bottom shelf support: 2 at 12 by 3½ inches
6.½ inch plywood back: 1 at 43¼ by 33 inches
7.1x3 crosspiece: 1 at 28 inches
8.chair rail molding: 3 at custom cut to size
9.fluted casing: 2 at 39¾ inches
10.1x4 base trim: 3 at custom cut to size
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      circular saw
    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • drill
      drill driver

    Shopping List

    1. ¾-inch plywood,

    Get a 4x8 sheet to make the top, sides, and shelf supports



    2. ½-inch plywood,

    Get a 4x4 half sheet for the back



    3. 1x3 Get a 3-foot board for the crosspiece4. 1x4 Get a 6-foot board for the mitered base trim

    5. fluted casing Get 8-feet

    6. chair rail molding Get 8 feet

    7. wood glue

    8. 1-inch trim head screws