After searching high and low for a book shelf that was not just cheap particle board and being on a fairly tight budget my husband and I decided to build one together. This project has cost about 50.00 so far and is sturdy enough that it will last for many years. The book shelf is 6 feet tall by 3 feet wide and 10 inches deep. I still have to buy a small can of dark brown (the color is actually bitter chocolate) to paint the shelves, right now it sits in its primed state of dark primer.
We started with two 6 foot boards and 5 3 foot boards.
Then we measured 16 inches from the top, leaving 1 inch spaces for the shelves themselves. We did get a larger spot on the bottom but this will allow me to place larger items down low and a place to tuck our speaker into for the surround sound.
We then drilled all the holes in the wood for the screws, we used 4 screws per shelf per side.
We also used wood glue just as an extra measure of strength.
We bought an inexpensive piece of backer board and put it on the back with finishing nails.
Here is the finished product before paint.
Here it is primed I will be painting it in a week or so with its lovely dark brown paint, and we will be building a matching unit to place on the other side of the Tv to bring balance and of course lovely places for my books and pottery.
That post will be coming later this week, Here is a teaser ...