How to Build a Bookshelf

Build a traditional bookshelf, without the usual time and effort

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Level
  • Dust mask
  • Framing square
  • Forstner drill bits
  • Hearing protection
  • Orbital sander
  • Router
  • Safety glasses
  • Table saw
  • Wood glue

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • See Materials List, in Additional Information