Learn how to build a DIY bookshelf with trellis back with step-by-step tutorials and detailed plans. This is a great beginner-friendly project that can be completed on a weekend.
STEP 1 – PREPARE THE BOARDS
Make all the cuts per the plans and sand all the boards smooth. This is a great time to apply edge-banding to plywood. Make pocket holes as needed.
STEP 2 – BUILD THE SIDES
Attach the 2×2 aprons and the book supports to the legs using pocket hole screws and wood glue.
STEP 3 – ADD THE SHELVES
Attach the long supports and the shelves to the side. The nails are embedded deep into the plywood and the nail holes can be easily filled up to be hidden.
Step 4 – COMPLETE THE SHELF
Attach the other leg frame by attaching the long aprons with pocket hole screws and nailing the edges of the plywood shelf to the aprons.
Step 5 – ADD THE TOP
Attach the top to the shelf.
Step 6 – ADD THE BACK
Step 7 – APPLY FINISH
Fill all the nail holes and any visible pocket holes using wood putty. You can paint it any color you like.
The DIY bookshelf with trellis back is ready!
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