DIY Box Shelves

Build a bunch for less than $100

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Clamps
  • Brad nail gun
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Straightedge
  • Wood glue

You will also need a brad point drill bit, 3/8-in. and a crosscut guide.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • See the Materials List in Additional Information at the end of the Step-by-Step section.
  • Sandpaper, 120-grit
  • Primer and paint
  • Stain and polyurethane
  • Screw hole buttons