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Measure the area where the shelves will be located to determine both width and depth of shelves.
Transfer the measurements to 3/4" birch plywood and make the length-wise cuts before cutting boards to length.
Start the assembly by pre-drilling holes along the edge of the first piece. Once the holes are drilled, position the first two pieces together and use 2" screws to install it. Assemble the following pieces in the same manner.
In this demonstration, the frame work is measured down 13-3/4" on both ends. Use a framing square to scribe a line to mark the pre-drilling area. A 3/16" bit is used for pre-drilling.
With the holes pre-drilled, the first shelf is positioned. Install one screw, and use a framing square to keep the shelf positioned while the rest of the screws are installed. Repeat the process for the second shelf.
A mounting strip -- stock that's cut to length -- is needed on the top and bottom of the unit. Before the shelves can be hung, the wall stud locations need to be determined and the measurements need to be transferred to the mounting strip.
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