This step by step diy woodworking project is about wall shelf plans. If you want to learn more about building a wall shelf, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your workshop, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the table plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the wall shelf to suit your needs. Plumb the sides and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Wall Shelf Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 6″x19″ long, 2 pieces – 6″x22 1/2″ long FRAME
- B – 1 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 18″x22 1.2″ long BACK
- C – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 5 1/2″x18″ long SHELVES
- D – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 5 1/2″x22 1/2″ long PARTITION
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Building a wall shelf
The first step of the woodworking project is building the frame of the wall shelf. Therefore, cut the components of the frame out of 1/2″ plywood, making sure you take accurate measurements and get the job done in a professional manner.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components and secure them to the top and bottom components, by using 1 1/4″ galvanized screws. Check if the corners are square.
Cut the shelves and the partitions out of 1/2″ plywood. Mark the cut edges on the components and make the cuts with a circular saw. Remove the excess materials with a chisel and clean the recess using a piece of sandpaper.
It is essential to take accurate measurements, otherwise the components might not lock together properly. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components as to lock them to the frame with screws.
Cut a piece of 1/2″ plywood at the dimensions described in the article. Drill pocket holes along the edges of the plywood sheet and secure it to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components and add strength to the structure by adding glue to the edges.
After assembling the frame of the wall shelf, we recommend you to fit the shelves and partitions into place. Therefore, lock the components together and fit them inside the frame.
Top Tip: Take accurate measurements and secure the components to the frame by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to create a rigid structure. Make sure the corners are right-angled.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the table in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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