A few or six months ago I decided it was high time to double my furniture and build a bookshelf.
After some rough sketches, it became abundantly clear that my furniture-making skills hovered slightly above zero. Luckily my buddy Aeray over on Instructables was able to lend a hand.
I used Aeray’s instructions to build a bed a few years back. Aside from drilling in reverse for 30 minutes (probably a personal issue), I had few issues with his instructions and figured throwing my lot with his low-waste bookshelf plan was a good bet.
I also got to use a chop saw, which is a magical, dangerous beast.
Aeray’s plans specialize in low-waste, and they are, provided you don’t buy twice as much all-thread rod like I did. I’m very attracted to the words “low-waste” because they sound synonymous with the word “cheap.” If I’m honest, an IKEA bookshelf is probably cheaper. But this was way more fun and will probably last longer.
In fact, I was so excited about Bookshelf #1 that I built a slightly-larger Bookshelf #2 for my office.