Step 1: Cut the Parts

Tom Silva uses a miter saw to cut spindles to length
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Using a miter saw, cut spindles to the desired height between shelves. Cut the shelves to length with a miter saw or a circular saw guided by a straightedge. Cut a -inch dowel into 2-inch lengths.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • brad nailer
      pneumatic nail gun
    • drill
      drill/driver fitted with -inch paddle bit and 1/8-inch drill bit

    Shopping List

    1x12 plank shelves Get five 6-foot shelves.

    1x4 Get an 8-foot board.

    1x2 Get an 8-foot board.

    2x2 turned spindles Get 16.

    crown molding Get 10 feet.

    -inch dowel Get 3 feet.½-inch painter's tape

    1-inch finishing nails

    1½-inch finishing nails

    3-inch deck screws

    wood glue