How to Build a Built-in Bookcase

No complex wood joints, no tricky techniques—simply glue, screw and nail the parts together

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
  • Circular saw
  • Caulk gun
  • Level
  • Framing square
  • Jigsaw
  • Orbital sander
  • Safety glasses
  • Speed square
  • Table saw

For a complete list of materials, see the Shopping List in Additional Information.