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DIY SMALL OPEN SHELF BUILDING PLAN

Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt, back again with another fun build project.  If you missed last week’s Rotating Shoe Rack check it out here.  I am always on the look out for great bathroom storage solutions.  I love this small rustic tub side storage shelf as seen on Shelterness.  Even if you don’t have room for a shelf in your bathroom, it would be great as a bookshelf in a child’s room or on top of a dresser.

Finished shelf dimensions: 30.5″H x 25.5″W x 13.5″D

Materials Needed:

(approximate lumber cost is $27)

  • 2 – 2″ x 2″ x 8′ (actual 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″)
  • 2 – 1″ x 4″ x 8′ (actual 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ furring strip)
  • 1 – 3/4″ x 2′ x 4′ plywood
  • 8 – 1 1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1 1/2″ minimum length brad nails
  • wood glue

Cut List:

Letter Quantity Width Thickness Length Material
A 4 1 1/2″ 1 1/2″ 27 3/4″ Pine 2×2
B 2 12″ 3/4″ 24″ Plywood
C 5 1 1/2″ 3/4″ 25 1/2″ Pine 1×4
D 4 1 1/2″ 3/4″ 12″ Pine 1×4
E 4 1 1/8″ 3/4″ 17 1/2″ Pine 1×4
F 2 3 1/2″ 3/4″ 12″ Pine 1×4
G 1 3 1/2″ 3/4″ 25 1/2″ Pine 1×4
H 1 12″ 3/4″ 24″ Plywood

 

Free DIY plans to build an easy and stylish small shelf on Remodelaholic.com

Step 1:

Cut the 2×2’s into 4 pieces that are 27 3/4″ long (A).

Step 2:

Cut the plywood into 3 pieces that are 12″ x 24″.  See plywood cut diagram below:

On 2 of the 12″ x 24″ plywood pieces, cut the corners out 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ for the legs, these are (B).

Free DIY plans to build an easy and stylish small shelf on Remodelaholic.com

Step 3:

Mark the 4 legs (A), measuring from the bottom at 3/4″ and 14 1/4″.  These marks will be the bottom of the plywood shelves.

Use a pocket hole jig (Kreg) and drill a pocket hole in each corner to attach the legs.  Use 1 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue to attach the plywood shelves to the legs, add more screws as necessary.

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