Step 4: Assemble the Base

Tom Silva assembles the shelving unit base
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Glue and nail mitered 1x4s to the front and sides of the bottom shelf, with their top edges flush with the shelf's surface. Rip support pieces from excess shelf material. Secure them to the underside of the shelf for stability.
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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