Slim 6 Cube Bookcase: A How-To

A friend of mine is expecting her first baby next month, and I asked her if she needed any furniture for the nursery. She asked for an Expedit style bookcase, very slim lined and white. She sent over the dimensions of the space, and I got to work!

I started with a sheet of Purebond, and had them rip it down into 15″ strips. Then I made my cuts, drilled a few pocket holes, and had this sucker built in no time.

At first I was sad to paint over the beautiful birch grain, but the white is a nice choice. There’s more than enough space for baskets and storage, and it’s a great height to take a seat! Plus with cost of materials under $60, this is a bargain considering its made from chemical free, hardwood plywood farmed here in America. Only the best for baby! Want to know how to make your own? Here’s how I did it:


2 thoughts on “Slim 6 Cube Bookcase: A How-To

  1. Love it! I’ll be making this soon. It’s perfect for my youngest son’s room. It’ll fit right under his window and I can put a cushion on top so it can act as a window seat too.

  2. That’s so cute! I love the simplicity of the Expedit bookshelves – we have one that I’m using as a bedside table now, but in our new house I think I’ll sew a cushion to put on top turn it into a window seat.

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