The first thing we build is a simple shelving unit. Altough Basic, it is both practical and aesthetically pleasing with it’s clean scandinavian look. It also gives the opportunity to learn basic machine skills with the jigsaw and drill, arguably the main tools you will work with in this kind of work.
Depending on the purpous it can be built tall and thin (as in a bookshelf) or short and squat (as in a TV/DVD stand).
First, decide the dimensions (overall), then cut the wood to suit using the guide below.
Dimensions and amount of pieces depending on shelf depth which will decide unit depth and length.
Stand the two sides next to eachother to check they are identical. Fix to wall using screws and rawplugs if unit is to be fixed. If freestanding the temporary support while fitting shelves.
The shelves are made from suitable planking. Place the first plank at the the back on the top of the side pices, cut the ends to match the length. Fix the shelf with woodscrews coming up from underneath the shelf supports so as not to pierce all the way through the shelf so the screws dont show. Repeat up to the front of the unit, trimming the front edge with a jigsaw, flush with the front.
The top shelf can then be drawn around and used as a template for the other two.
Then cut out where the legs fit on the lower shelves. The planks can then be fixed as with the first shelf.
The unit then is basically finished. Sand lightly removing all rough edges and finish to desired taste.
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