You know what that means... time to build!
This was a relatively quick project once I got the drawing and dimensions all figured out. Always remember to do that first.
I used two pieces of pine ($30?) and one piece of trim ($0, leftovers from another project). I put it all together with my Ryobi automatic nailer, and then GW stained it with Minwax (dark walnut).
Wood & Cuts
- one 1" x 10" x 8', cut at 4ft (thanks Home Depot!)
- one 1" x 10" x 6', cut at 16" intervals to get 4 of these and a leftover piece
- one 8ft piece of trim
- two scrap triangles to brace the corners
I took the two 4ft pieces (top and bottom) and used two of the the 16" pieces to make a box. Ca-chungk, ca-chungk (that's the nail gun).
Next, take the last two 16" pieces and lay one down inside the shelf - draw a line where it ends on the bottom piece. Then I took the other 16" piece and installed it just covering the line I drew (making sure it was square up and down!). Then I marked at 8" up the piece I just put in, and installed the horizontal shelf.
To finish it off, I took the trim and measured the front of the shelf, cutting a piece with angles at both ends. Install it first, and then when you hold up the pieces for the side, you can just draw a pencil line to know what you have to cut off the back. Once I installed those and the two triangle bracing pieces, it was ready to be stained!