Building a bookcase is a complicated project since it requires craftsman skills that not everyone can do it. However, there are also some designs of bookcase that you can make with a standard lumber and some common tools. Here are some tips for you to make the way you make your bookshelf easier.
For building a bookcase, you need to prepare a 2’’x10’’x12’’ piece of lumberyard and cut it into two pieces 72’’ long and these two pieces will be used as the sides of your bookcase. After that, have another lumber of 1’’x10’’x12’’ and cut it into three sections of 32’’ and these three pieces will be used to form the top, bottom and shelves of the bookcase. After all of the boards are ready, sand the edges and paint or stain them as well as the piece of hardboard or plywood. To build your bookcase, you need to determine the optimum spacing of your bookcase shelves depend on the size of your books and mark the spacing on the sides of your bookcase. After that, you can attach ‘’L’’ brackets to the sides of the bookcase and align them to make the heights o your bookcase match your requirements. The top shelf needs to be fastened to the L brackets on both sides of the bookcase and then work it down to attach the shelves per layout. The “L” brackets can be painted to blend with the bookcase color and the last, cut the hardboard to fit the back of the bookcase and attach it with the brads.
When building a bookcase, you can use very strong materials to make sure that your bookshelf is strong enough to hold the weight of your books and allow you to use the bookshelf for many years to come. So you can consider well both the preparation and the process.