Help building a very simple shelf
July 17, 2014 8:13 PM Subscribe
I'd like to build a very simple shelf that looks like this
using minimal tools and at a low cost.
posted by roaring beast to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So far I am looking at 12" wide common wood boards that will eventually be painted. I have very minimal construction experience. I want it to look decent but not perfect (on the level of ikea shelves).
What is the best way to join the boards together? Would just using screws to join them be strong enough to hold medium weight (books and stuff). Is it better to screw down from the top/bottom or from the sides? If I don't put a back on it, will I need additional bracing so it doesn't fall over?
Only tools I have are circular saw, electric drill and the usual screwdrivers/hammer/etc. No routers, drill press, etc.