Rustic X Farmhouse Bookshelf

by Chas
4 Materials
4 Hours

We are a husband and wife team who build our furniture for ourselves. This piece was one of our first pieces we ever built. It was inspired by Ana White and her plans are super easy to follow and available on her website! We started with the outer frame using 2x4's .

Then we added in the shelves using plywood and 2x2's as an outer frame.

Build the two face frames for the front and back. Then drill 3/4" pocket holes around all sides of the shelves and attach shelves to the face frames.

Ana White's instructions for the X's are awesome! You just take a 2x2 and hold it over where it will go. Mark the angle cuts and then cut with a jigsaw. They can be attached from top and bottom with 2 1/2" wood screws predrilled. Also attach to the middle shelves with screws or nails.

Fill all the holes with wood filler and let it dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed, and then sand the whole thing down.

Once it was all put together we stained the whole piece a walnut color to help compliment our flooring!

The finished product looks so great, and we felt so proud of our project!

Suggested materials:
  • Plywood
  • Wood stain
  • Wood filler
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