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Build a modern wall shelf unit

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    Beginner Do-It-Yourselfer - Easy
    Intermediate Do-It-Yourselfer - Moderate
    Experienced Do-It-Yourselfer - Difficult
    Professional - Expert
  • Completion Time : 2 Hours

It will only take a few hours for practically anyone to build this lovely shelf unit that serves a variety of purposes wherever it is installed in the house.

Built from cherrywood planks, this wall-mounted shelf unit measures 71 1/2" high by 7 1/4" wide. The six shelves, 7 1/4" deep, are ideal for displaying books, frames, photos or decorative accessories. This wall shelf unit can be painted or varnished to match the decor of any room.

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Tools and materials required

TOOLS

  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Table saw
  • Drill
  • 1/8" countersink drill bit
  • 1/4" wood bit
  • Small wood chisel
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Square
  • Measuring tape
     

MATERIALS

  • 2 cherrywood boards, 1" x 6" x 72"
  • 1 cherrywood board, 1" x 8" x 72"
  • 12 – 2" No. 8 screws
  • 28 – 1 1/4" No. 8 screws
  • 2 keyhole hanger plates for shelves, with screws
  • 2 wall anchors, with screws
  • Wood glue
     

Before Assembly

Wall shelf unit plans and elevations

 

Sand the edges smooth as needed.
Paint or stain the parts before assembling.
 

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More storage space with this cherrywood wall shelf unit
Build a modern wall shelf unit