EASY STEPS TO BUILD A BOOKCASE
This angled bookcase seems to emerge from the wall, providing storage and the illusion of it, with space for toys and art supplies, and hand-drawn bits and bobs.
Gather your supplies
Back 2000 x 838 x 7mm Wide side 235 x 19 x 2090mm Narrow side 42 x 19 x 2090mm Shelves 235 x 19 x 800mm
You’ll also need
PVA glue; drill; 3mm drill bit; 40mm wood screws; circular saw; combination square; wood filler; fine sandpaper; undercoat; painting gear; semi gloss white paint; black marker pen; painter’s tape
STEP 1 Glue, predrill with a 3mm bit and screw side pieces to long edges of back so they overhang the bottom edge. The overhang should be the same as the height of the skirting board, here 90mm.
STEP 2 To cut shelves to shape, measure 42mm along one end from a corner and mark. Draw a line from here to the opposite corner at the other end. Use circular saw to cut along this line.
STEP 4 Take 2 of the smaller sections created by cutting the shelves then glue, predrill and screw to the back flush with each end.
STEP 5 Working from the bottom, measure and mark 3 shelf positions on sides 400mm apart.
STEP 6 Position larger section created during cutting the shelf at 1 of the marked points. Use a combination square to make it square to the edge of the side. Mark position of top and bottom of shelf on back. Remove shelf and drill holes along back between the lines. Repeat for all shelves.
STEP 7 Spread glue along edges of shelves and position. Predrill and screw through sides into shelf.
STEP 8 Turn bookcase assembly on its side. Predrill and screw through holes already drilled in back into shelves.
STEP 9 Fill screw holes in sides, let dry then sand smooth. Remove dust then apply undercoat. Let dry, lightly sand, then apply 2 coats of white paint. Allow to dry after each coat. STEP 10 Use black marker to draw lines along edges of sides and shelves. Also draw around inside of the wide side between each shelf. To draw the shelf at the top of the unit, use a strip of painter’s tape as a guide for the line of the shelf before getting arty with its contents.
STEP 11 Notch the overhanging ends of shelf sides to fit around skirting. Place against wall, then screw through back into wall stud.