This step by step diy woodworking project is about little free library house plans. If you are an avid reader and you want to exchange books with other people, you could build this simple free little library house. I’ve got you covered with step by step plans and instructions. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Little Free Library House Plans
- A – 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 30″ long, 1 piece – 20″ long, 2 pieces – 6 3/4″ long BASE
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 16 3/4″x24″ long, 2 pieces – 16″x18 12″ long, 1 piece – 18 1/2″x24″ long BOX
- C – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 10″x20″ long GABLE ENDS
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 16 1/4″x20 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 17″x20 3/4″ long ROOF
- PART 1: Little Free Library House Plans
- PART 2: Little Free Library House Door Plans
How to build a little free library house
The first step of the project is to build the base for the little free library house. As you can see in the diagram, you need to use 4×4 lumber for the components. Use a circular saw to make parallel cuts inside the support and then remove the excess with a chisel. Clean the surface with sandpaper. Lock the components together with 4 1/2″ screws
If you want to set the post into concrete, you need to add 3′ to the post length. Alternatively, you could just pour a concrete footing and use a post anchor. Irrespective of your choice, make sure you plumb the posts with a spirit level before locking it into place.
Use 4×4 lumber for the side supports. Use a circular saw to make the decorative cuts to the supports. Drill pocket holes along the both sides of the supports and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the box. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and then drill pocket holes along the sides of the top and bottom. Align the edges with attention, check if the corners are square and insert 1 1/4″ screws to assemble the box. Add glue to the joints.
Continue the project by attaching the back panel to the box. Align the edges with attention and secure it into place with 2″ nails inserted therough the sides.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the gable ends. Use a circular saw to make the cuts and then drill pocket holes along the bottom edge.
Fit the triangles to the top of the box and then secure them into place with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention. Add glue to the joints.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof panels. Center the panels into place and then lock them into place with 2″ nails.
Make sure you check out PART 2 of the project so you learn how to build the front door and how to attach the decorative trims.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. Check out all my furniture plans HERE, for even more building inspiration. If you like my project, I recommend you to take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans HERE. Choose from thousands of free designs and fill your life with DIY joy!
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