How to Design an Upright Bookshelf

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Learn how to formulate a design 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 formulating a design. In this series of video clips, we are going to be designing a simple set of bookshelves. The bookshelves are going to be placed right next to each other. Now my overall opening is 44 inches which means that each book shelf will have to be 22 inches wide. The height I am going to have 6 feet and my depth is going to be 10 inches. Inside of my bookshelves, I am going to have adjustable shelves running all the way up and down my bookshelves. This way if I have some larger books I can adjust those shelves so that they will fit a little bit better and if I have smaller books, I can maybe put in an extra shelf in there. At the bottom of my bookshelf, I am also going to add kind of a kick plate and this is just going to help the bookshelves stay upright and at the top of my bookshelf along the back section of it, I am going to place a gord so that I can screw it to the wall with maybe a few screws just so that it doesn't tip over.l