An Easy to Build DIY X Shelf
Today’s plans are super-easy and super-inexpensive! The free plans to build a Seventh Ave inspired X Etagere would be a great way to organize your space and it would be really cool painted lime green to use as a “Christmas Tree” for the holidays! This DIY X shelf uses off-the-shelf lumber and is a great weekend project!
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
- 1-1/4″ screws (<– affiliate link!)
- 2″ pocket hole screws, optional (<– affiliate link!)
- Finishing Supplies
- 1 – 1×12 at 8′
- 1 – 1×12 at 4′
- 4 – 1×3 at 8′
- 1 – 1×2 at 8′
- 2 – 1×3 at 14-1/16″- X
- 2 – 1×3 at 48-3/4″ – X
- 2 – 1×3 at 63-11/16″ – X
- 8 – 1×2 at 11-1/4″ – Supports
- 1 – 1×12 at 16″ – Shelf
- 1 – 1×12 at 26″ – Shelf
- 1 – 1×12 at 36″ – Shelf
- 1 – 1×12 at 46″ – Shelf
Cut the pieces for the X legs. Cut the angles and drill pocket holes as shown. Maintain the dimensions as indicated and assemble the Xs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the supports. The supports can be attached using pocket holes drilled in the ends of the supports and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, or using 2″ countersunk screws through the outside of the X into the end of the supports. The holes can be filled or covered with wood plugs.
Cut the pieces for the shelves. They will be attached to the supports using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws. Center them by positioning the ends (the part of the shelf that will hang over the outside of the X) an equal distance away from the X. Secure in place.
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As always, if you build anything from my plans, please share pictures! I’d love the feature your hard work on Designs by Studio C!