Stylish Shelves

Store-bought cabinets make the project simple to build and easy to adapt to any room.

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Hearing protection
  • Stepladder
  • Router
  • Safety glasses
  • Speed square
  • Tool belt

You'll also need a 1/4 in. brad point drill bit and a chamfer router bit.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Wall cabinets
  • 1/4 plywood
  • 3/4 plywood
  • 1 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft. lumber
  • 1 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft. lumber
  • 1 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft. lumber
  • 3-1/2 in. crown molding
  • 1/2 in. quarter-round molding
  • Door stop molding
  • L-brackets
  • Drywall anchors
  • Shelf supports
  • Screws (1-1/4 in., 1-5/8 in., 2-1/2 in. and 3-1/2 in.)
  • Brad nails (1-1/4 in., 1-1/2 in. and 2 in.)
  • Masking tape

You can print out a Shopping List that includes all of the materials and sizes you need. Look in "Additional Information."