Building a HUGE Plywood Bookcase

Building a HUGE Plywood Bookcase

Watch me show you how I built this gigantic, geometric, modular, baltic birch bookcase real quick.

Forrest Chopmaster:
Katz-Moses Spray Booth:

Furniture plans:

Tools I Use:
● SawStop 3-HP Professional Cabinet Saw:
● Festool Domino Joiner DF 500:
● Festool Track Saw TS 55 Req:
● Bosch 2-1/4 HP Plunge and Fixed Base Router:
● Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Drill & Driver:
● Dewalt Jig Saw:
● Ridgid Oscillating Belt & Spindle Sander:
● Dewalt Random Orbit Sander:
● Makita 3” x 24” Variable-Speed Belt Sander:
● Jet 16-32 Drum Sander:
● Grizzly 2-HP Canister Dust Collector:
● Titebond III Wood Glue:

Camera Gear I Use:
● Canon EOS 77D Body:
● GoPro HERO5 Black:
● Canon 10-18mm Lens:
● Rode Videomic Pro-R+:
● JOBY GorillaPod:

Logo by Tim Lautensack

20 Replies to “Building a HUGE Plywood Bookcase”

  1. I thought I heard you say you laid this out in a CAD program, but then you later mentioned using the dry fit to get dimensions. Usually CAD dimensions are as good as you will get.

  2. I’m gonna build a bookshelf with a reading nook in it. I’m gonna build it out of 15 mm plywood, but I’m not sure how I’m gonna segure it to the wall without any visible screws. Any tips?

  3. I am about to start one, but after seeing that, well maybe not 😭 lol. Great job as usual Shaun. Congrats on the finished product! Cheers, Sean

  4. I'm in the middle of a similar build. My project is stained 3/4" oak plywood. I've dadoed the shelves into the case and vertical dividers (no domino for me). This project is for use in a school and necessitates solid oak edging approx. 3/4" x 3/4". How would you tackle adding the edging taking the staining process into consideration? Do the plywood assembly first, add banding, then finish? Or add banding to components, prefinish and then assemble? By the way, nice build!

  5. Hello Shaun. A gigantic thanks for this video, because I want something like that in my room. I want ask to you Shaun: "What 3D software program do you use in this video to make project plans?"

  6. What kind of safety glasses are you wearing? I want some, they remind me of the ones my dad wore when I was little. thanks, love your videos!

  7. Great build as usual Shaun.

    Something I've been wondering for awhile: "What do you actually have, and predominantly use, in the way of clamps?"

    I know "you can never have too many clamps", but you seem to manage just fine without racks and rack of clamps.

  8. Came out great. How well did the spraying work in the smaller sections? Looked to small to get a good pass, I’d be worried about buildup/runs

  9. good videos beautiful jobs., .. but you ask a question you will encourage to put an argentine flag.,., pork here.,., there are many people who look at their balance canall.,., new subscriber

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