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Bookcase 3'x5'

These wood working plans include:

Detailed drawings showing: elevation of the front, a section of the side, and plan view of the kick, all showing dimensions.

The plans have a List of Materials, showing a breakdown of materials needed for the bookcase.

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Here is a bookcase with a set of shelves that is ideal for the kids room or the den.

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N O T I C E PLEASE REALIZE THAT THE FOLLOWING DATA IS NOT NOT NOT THE COMPLETE ARTICLE. ALL DIAGRAMS HAVE BEEN FILTERED OUT. THE FULL DATA OF THIS ARTICLE (AND EVERY OTHER ARTICLE AND PLAN ON THE SITE) IS AVAILABLE IF YOU REGISTER AS A MEMBER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE SITE, WHICH REALLY IS NOT EXPENSIVE.

List of Materials:

  • 1 sheet 4x8x3/4" G1S plywood, melamine, or MDF
  • Scrap plywood for the kick or 1x4x8' lumber
  • 36 1 1/2" x #6 flat head wood screws (buy a box of 100 for the best price)

Instructions

I laid the bookcase out with two large shelves on the bottom giving you 12" of clear space for those big books, binders or tall toys.

The sides and shelves are made from 3/4" plywood ripped 11 3/4" wide with a strip of 1/4" edging or if prefered, rip the shelves 12" and iron on edging tape in the choice of wood you are using.

The sides of the bookcase can be routered or dadoed out 1/4" deep on the inside to receive the shelves.

Notice from the drawings that the shelves, top and bottom are the same length which would be 32" in this case.

The kick is usually 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", made by ripping 2 ends and a back and front 3 1/2" wide. Assemble as shown on the kick detail. Keep the kick flush with the back of the shelves.

The bottom shelf will overhang the kick at the front.

Glue and screw the side to the shelves with 3 1 1/2x #6 wood screws. Pre-drill the sides of the bookcase through the center of the dado and countersink the outside slightly so the screw head can be filled.

Dave

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