Build It | Simple Bookshelf from Stair Treads

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor use stair treads to create a simple bookshelf in Build It.

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20 Replies to “Build It | Simple Bookshelf from Stair Treads”

  1. Wow nice job. You hold and saw with that circular saw so well. Takes practice definitely. Thanks for the post.

  2. This is hilarious, I can just imagine their marketing department trying to explain to these guys why they can't use a router for the video.

  3. Stair treads! Great idea. I love to see videos like this. Thanks. Any ideas on staining. I assume you would need unfinished similar wood all around.

  4. I'll take it. Good job, Tom Silva. Would you sell it for 100 dollars, if someone bought it from you, since the materials cost 100 dollars?

  5. Is it me or does this math not add up? With 16" spacing and the height of the side "Treads" at 48", with a toe kick and thickness of the wood we are not matching. I estimate this total high would be 56". What am I missing?

  6. I love how the process was step by step and simple. I learnt some new terms as well. Thanks for sharing this video.

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