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Build a 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 : 4 hours

Unique and original: two ways to describe this modern approach to storage in the form of a wall shelf unit. With its shelves of all shapes and sizes, this piece will be a plus for any decor, in any room of the house. Glassware, recipe books, CDs and DVDs, photos and holiday souvenirs will all find a home.

Practical and economical, this shelf unit measures 31 ¾" x 37 ¾" x 7" and is built with maple-finish plywood. Maple veneer banding is then applied to the edges.

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Tools and materials required

TOOLS

  • Table saw or circular saw with cutting guide
  • Mitre saw
  • Screwdriver drill
  • Pneumatic nailer
  • File
  • Wood chisel
  • Square
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Iron

MATERIALS

  • 1 sheet maple-finish plywood, ¾" x 48" X 96"
  • 1 roll maple-finish edge banding, 13/16"
  • 2 keyhole fastener plates for shelves, with screws
  • 2 - 1 ½" No. 6 screws
  • Anchor dowels
  • 1 ½" finishing nails for pneumatic nailer
  • Carpenter glue

Before Assembly

ELEVATION(S)

Wall shelf unit elevation

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