8, 1″x4″x8″ pine boards, cut to below
- 28pcs x 12.25″
- 4pcs x 49.25″
- 4pcs x 33″
- 2pcs x 23″ with miters at back diagonals
- 4pcs x 3.5″
8, 1″x3″x8″ pine boards, cut to below
- 4pcs x 33″
- 8pcs x 10.5″
- 6pcs x 48″
Wood screws (to attach casters)
Wood stain (I used Minwax, Espresso)
*My measurements are for a build that finishes 36″ (with casters) x 49.25″ x 15″. Always measure and cut as you go. These measurements are meant for guidance only.*
I started by building the bases for each of the three shelves. You will use the 1″ x 3″ boards for the bases. The middle and bottom shelf will be the same build.
Build two rectangles using two 1″x3″x10.5″ boards & two 1″x48″ boards. Glue every where you will nail for extra strength. You’ll want to sandwich the 10.5″ boards so the rectangle measures approx. 48″x12.25″.
To attach the legs, start with the top shelf base. Ensure the base is flush with the ground and wedge each corner into the angle of the leg, gluing and nailing twice at each corner.
Next, insert the bottom shelf, again using a level to ensure it’s straight and flush with the bottom edges of the legs.
I then added two supports for the middle shelf. Sorry, I failed to take detailed pictures here amid my attempts in getting these cuts right, which admittedly took me a couple tries, but ultimately measured 1″x3″x23″ with 45″ miters on back diagonals. Again, important to measure & cut as you go as this length will be determined by the distance in between shelves.
Final step before the finishing steps (sanding, staining, and styling!).