This step by step diy project is about DVD shelf plans. I have designed this shelving unit so you can store all your DVDs and blue rays. This project should cost under 20 $, so it is very friendly with your pocket. My DVD shelf requires pocket holes, so you should face no problems when joining the boards together. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
DVD Shelf Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 3 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 36″ long BASE
- B – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 48″ long SIDES
- C – 6 pieces of 1×16 lumber – 36″ long SHELVES
- D – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long SUPPORT
Building a DVD shelf
The first step of the project is to build the frame of the DVD shelving. Cut the components from 1×6 lumber at the size shown in the plans.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal shelves and secure them to the sides with 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints, align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Make sure you cut a piece of wood at 8″ to use as spacer. Using the spacer will help you create even gaps between the shelves.
Cut a piece of 1×4 lumber and attach it to the top of the shelf unit. It would be ideal if the board is 1/2″ thick. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the board into place from the sides. Add glue to the joints and make sure there are no gaps between the components.
This support has a more profound role, other than being decorative. You can drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws directly into the studs, so you secure the shelf unit into place.
The next step of the woodworking project is to build the base for the dvd shelf from 1×3 lumber. Drill pocket holes at one end of the 3 1/2″ supports and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the 36″ component. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.
Drill pocket holes along the top edge of the base, as shown in the diagram. Use waterproof glue and 1 1/4″ screws to secure the base to the bottom of the shelf unit. Make sure you center the base to the bottom of the unit, as shown in the plans, for a professional result.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, you have to fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper.
Apply a few coats of stain to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wood from decay. This is a super simple project anyone should be able to build in a few hours without much effort. Remember that you need to adjust the size of the components so they suit your particular own needs.
This shelf unit should be able to store a few hundreds DVDs without much trouble. The best part of the project is that you can joint a few units and enhance the storage capacity, while having a really unitary design. In addition, you can build this unit under 20 $, so this is a budget friendly woodworking project.
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