OSB Bookshelves/TV stand for bedroom

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Project by bobkberg posted 12-02-2010 10:53 PM 4284 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, it’s another OSB project. Some furniture re-arranging left us without enough bookshelf space, AND no place to put the (old-style) TV set. The solution was to build a set of bookshelves shallow enough that we could fit it in the corner of the room, and then I added a rounded shelf (see photo #5) to support the TV set. The rounded shelf is actually bolted through to the fixed shelves in the center of the bookcase (photo #3), so that it’s not going anywhere.

The shelving units are tied together in the back (empty corner) with plywood triangles to form a rigid corner unit, and then bolted to the upper wall plates (see photo #4) because we live in earthquake country.

Since I have built so many of this particular type of shelving unit (literally dozens of them), the only “plans” I bothered with was masking tape on the floor of the shop (photo #6) to make sure that they would fit the intended footprint.

All material is OSB and slices of 2X4 cut to 1X2 plus some scrap plywood. The TV set is also anchored to the shelving units with plastic plumbers tape, using fender washers, so as prevent stress from stretching the holes.

The finish is three coats of Minwax Sanding Sealer.

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#1 posted 12-02-2010 11:16 PM


I like it !

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 11:32 PM

Turn a lemon into lemonade. Practicality at it best, nice job.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 01:08 AM

Nice! I’ll have to try the plumbers tape and washer trick on the TV in our old airstream.

-- Jon

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 05:07 AM

Bob, another good looking OSB project. Looks pretty stable.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 11:07 AM

Great job filling up the niche.

But that shelf looks incredibly bowed already. Adding a wooden strip along the front should help that rather easily.

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 08:19 PM

Hi nebulous – That’s an optical illusion. The front edge of the shelf is curved, and the photo was taken from slightly above the level. There is a wooden strip built in there – as you advised.

Thanks all for your comments,

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#7 posted 02-01-2015 01:11 PM

A very nice cabinet for very little cost. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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