•Durable step ladder
•0,5’’ finish nails
8 steps to make a bookshelf:
1. You should cut shelf boards.
It is essential to start by cutting them because that will allow you to find out what exact dimensions of the other boards you need. To make the measurements you should use a tape-line. After that, take a saw to cut 3 undrilled boards to make 6 ones out of them, as a result of which every board will be 4 ft.).
2. Take the top and bottom boards and cut them.
These boards should be longer than the shelves for obvious reasons but still, you need to cut them so that they become 4’ 1,5’’.
3. Use screws and make a bookshelf frame.
You should take 2 8 ft. boards as they will be used as side boards and then add 2 4’ 1,5’’ as they will be used for top and bottom sides. Now take your drill and make 4 pilot holes on every end of a top and bottom board (so it is 8 holes per board). After that, use 8 2,5’’ screws to connect the top board with the side boards. Do the same thing to connect the bottom board with the side ones. Here you go: your bookshelf frame is ready.
4. Prepare the back sheet by cutting it.
Take the bookshelf that you’ve just built and turn it over. It’s time to use a framing square. Apply it to this bookshelf. Now take your MDF sheet and place it on the bookshelf’s back. By the way, it may be hard to do this alone so you can use a hand of a friend to hold it together. Take a carpenter pencil and trace the side of the frame so that you can finally take this sheet and cut it to get the necessary dimensions using the saw.
5. Attach your back sheet to the bookshelf.
Now that you have the right size of the sheet you can place it on the bookshelf. Use 1,5’’ finish nails to nail to this sheet to the back of the bookshelf. You’ll need about 40 nails as 10 of them or even more should be located per side.
6. Place your self-made bookshelf into the proper position.
Everything is ready so you just need to tip it correctly. Make sure you place it close to the wall and don’t forget to ask someone to help as moving the whole bookshelf is hard.
7. Place the bookshelves carefully.