The New Year is well and truly under way and you can get down to those home projects your promised you would do last year. With a Home Depot Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you can save money on all the tools and materials you need. If you want to learn how to do some simple carpentry projects for your home, there are many resources available to you. You can build a bookcase, wall shelf, or bed frame. All you need is a few materials and some basic knowledge.
Build a bookcase
If you're looking for a new and easy carpentry project to build for your home, you should consider building a bookcase. These bookshelves are a great way to organize your books and other objects, and they're especially useful in small homes. You can also customize your bookcase, adding different materials, finishes, doors, and even shaft collars to create a unique piece.
To begin, measure and mark the dimensions of the space you want your bookcase to occupy. Make sure the shelving will be level, and that there is a void between the bookshelf and the wall. Then, use a stud finder to locate the studs. Next, drill a counterbore hole in the wall at each stud mark. This will be used to fasten your bookcase.
Once you've located the studs, you can cut the wood. Make sure to prime and sand the material before assembling it. Also, it's a good idea to add a back panel to your bookcase.
To make the back panel, use a carpenter's square to help you position the wood. Afterward, it's a good idea to stain the finished piece. If you don't have a carpenter's square, you can use a framing square to mark where to place the wood. Finally, you can add the piece with finish nails.
Depending on the type of bookcase you're making, you'll need to attach the top and bottom boards. Normally, you'll use pocket holes to attach the front boards. However, you can also use finishing nails to secure the face frame.
In some cases, you'll need to use a face clamp to keep the pieces flat. A plywood veneer can be added to the face frame to hide its edges. Another option is to install crown molding, which is usually attached with wood glue.
The bottom of the bookcase can be finished with a kickboard or toe kick board. It should be flush with the top supports and be a bit shorter than the shelves. Finish the bottom of your bookcase with paint or stain.
Before you paint, you'll need to apply two coats of shellac to prevent any knots from bleeding through the finish.