Things You Will Need
Plywood projects intimidate many beginners because they require a lot of shop space and heavy duty equipment. Now several companies deliver accurate cuts using an economical hand held circular saw guided by a rail, making space and equipment less of an issue. Pocket-hole joinery also makes it easier for beginners to tackle larger projects, reducing the need for bar clamps and speeding the assembly process. To build this built-in bookshelf you'll need 3 sheets of hardwood plywood, 7 one-by-threes 8 feet long, 4 one-by-ones 8 feet long, 2 one-by-fours 8 feet long, a rail saw, a pocket-hole jig, a power drill and pocket-hole screws in lengths 1 1/4 and 2 inches.