The link to the
free download of the woodworking plan PDF
for this wall shelf plan is at the bottom of the page.
WOODWORKING TOOLS NEEDED:
Because this free wall shelf plan was designed for the woodworking beginner, there are only a minimal amount of tools needed.
The woodworking hand tools used are:
The woodworking power tools used to make these pocket hole jig plans for a wall shelf are:
jig saw and/or circular saw, and a drill.
A jig saw is necessary to cut the arch on the sides. All of the other cuts needed for these Kreg plans could be made with a circular saw.
A power sander would be helpful, but not essential.
For the woodworking beginner we recommend that you use pine. It is much easier to work with than the hardwoods.
To make these free wood project plans out of pine, you will need the following wood:
If making this wall shelf from pine, you will also need
(18) Kreg 1-1/4-Inch 8-Coarse Washer-Head Pocket Screws.
These Kreg plans could also be made from oak, cherry or other hardwood. If you do use a hardwood, you will need to use the
Kreg 1-1/4-Inch Fine Washer-Head Pocket Screws.
You will also need a handful of small finishing nails to tack the bead board to the back of the wooden wall shelf.
Pocket Hole Joinery Used:
The only pocket hole joinery used for these wall shelf plans is right angle joinery.
WOODWORKING PROJECT COSTS:
The total project cost for these wall shelf plans, when made out of pine, is approximately $25-30.
This does not include the cost of finishing the decorative wall shelf.
Cut the top shelf from a 1x10. This piece will be 35 3/4” long and 7 1/2” wide.
Set up your Kreg jig using the 3/4” setting for both your pocket hole jig, and your Kreg drill bit. You will use these same settings throughout the whole project.
If you need a refresher on how
to set up your pocket hole jig, click here.
Drill 2 pocket holes at each end where the top shelf will be attached to the sides.
Cut 1 bottom shelf from a 1x6. This piece will be 35 3/4” long and 5 1/8” wide.
Drill 2 pocket holes at each end where the bottom shelf will be attached to the sides.
Cut 1 apron from a 1x4. This piece will be 35 3/4” long and 3 1/2” wide.
Drill 2 pocket holes at each end where the apron will be attached to the sides.
Cut 1 cleat from a 1x3. This piece will be 35 3/4” long and 1 3/4”wide.
Drill 1 pocket hole at each end where the cleat will be attached to the sides.
Cut 1 piece of bead board 35 3/4” wide and 12 3/4” high. The bead board is 3/8" thick.
This will be the back of your wooden wall shelf.
Cut 2 sides from a 1x10. Each side starts out 17” long and 8” wide.
To cut the arch, measure 3 1/2” from both the top and bottom. The arch will be 10” from top to bottom.
Then measure 2 1/2” from the front edge. The widest point of the arch will be at 2 1/2”.
Draw your arch between those lines, and then cut it using your jig saw.
IF you would like to round the front edge of these side pieces, you should do that before assembly. No other edges should be rounded.
There are no pocket holes in the side pieces.
CHOOSE SIMPLE MOLDING
OR MITERED MOLDING FOR THE TOP
Cut 1 long piece from a 1x3. This piece will be 39” long and 2 1/2” wide. The diagram shows the long edge of this front piece shaped. That is optional.
Cut 2 short pieces from a 1x3. These pieces will be 6 1/2” long and 2 1/2” wide.
Drill 2 pocket holes on one end where the short pieces will be attached to the long front piece.
Mitered Corner Molding:
Cut 1 long piece from a 1x3. This piece will be 39” long and 2 1/2” wide. Cut a 45 degree angle at each end.
Cut 2 short pieces from a 1x3. These pieces will be 9” long and 2 1/2” wide. Cut a 45 degree angle at one end.
Drill 2 pocket holes on the angled end where the short pieces will be attached to the long front piece.
Your next step is to assemble this wall shelf plan using pocket hole screws.
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