How to Plan Sides for Upright Bookshelf

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Learn how to lay out the sides for an upright bookshelf in this free woodworking video from a home carpentry expert. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi! This is Jon on behalf of Expert Village. In this video clip, we will be laying out our sides. If we take a look at the drawing of the materials that we did, our left and right side come out of the bottom corner of our 3/4 inch plywood sheet. So what we are going to first do is make cuts the entire length of our board and then we will come back and cut these off at the end. For our sides the measurement we need to look at, are 6 feet for our height and 10 inches for our depth. So our board will be 10 inches wide by 6 feet long. Now although we have that 6 feet long and 10 inches long, we are going to be putting 3/4 inch trim on the front edge so that it will look like it is one big board so we need to subtract that giving us 6 feet long by 9 and 1/4 inch wide. Once we put that 3/4 inch trim on, then we will have a full 10 inches wide.