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.

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

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."

Shopping List