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Forum topic by fredito posted 04-07-2014 03:57 AM 513 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2014 03:57 AM

Wife asked me to build a bookshelf like this to hold some plants. She wants a small square bookshelf to go in the corner of a room that has 3 legs. She found a picture of one online that she would like me to base it off of. She would like it painted, so I am planning on just using pine 1x since it is cheap and easily available. For the legs , I think I will rip the 1x and pocket screw it to make 90 degree and plywood for the shelves. I’m trying to figure out how attach the shelves to the legs. I am almost leaning on just doing little L brackets since it is going to need to hold it all together and would probably hold up better than anything else I can think of…I don’t really want to go to crazy on this one, any advice is appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 04:16 AM

Pocket screws will work fine for attaching the shelves to the legs.
Poplar would be a bit better for a painted project as it’s slightly harder than pine, but takes paint better.
Use a good primer like zinsser BIN.

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 04:28 AM


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#3 posted 04-08-2014 02:26 AM

Thanks for your help, its appreciated. Using the pocket screws on the shelf is one of those ‘why didnt I think of that’ moments!

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