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Soothing Space :: Zen Storage : How To Build It
Build this shelving unit inspired by the clean lines of Asian design.
Skill level: Intermediate
How-to Instructions Cost estimate: $120*
Time estimate: 1 weekend
This woodworking project adds serenity to Lowe's List
any room. We used it in the at-home yoga
studio makeover, "Soothing Space." Shop Lowes.com
Construct this shelving unit for any area
where you want organization and display
space with an uncomplicated look. LUMBER**
Step 1: 1 (4-Foot-Long)
1/2- X 1 1/2-
Build three boxes. Inch Poplar
Board
1. Drill countersunk holes 3/8 inch deep 4 (10-Foot-
in the (01) box #1 short boards, (02) Long) 2 X 10s,
box #2 short boards, and (03) box #3 Southern Yellow
long boards as shown in Figure 1. Pine (SYP)
2. Assemble box #1 using (04) box #1 6 (21-Inch-
long boards and (01) box #1 short Long) Parsons
boards on a flat work surface. Use a Table Legs
framing square to ensure squareness. 1 (3/8-Inch-
3. Assemble the two remaining boxes Diameter)
using (05) box #2 long boards, (02) Round Dowel
Art of storage. box #2 short boards, (03) box #3 long
boards, and (06) box #3 short boards. HARDWARE &
4. Place box #2 and box #3 inside box SUPPLIES
#1 in approximate locations using
dimensions shown in Figure 2.
1 Box (2 1/2-
Inch) Screws
Step 2: 1 Box (#17 X 1-
Inch) Wire
Add the vertical and horizontal pieces. Brads
2 Packages (3/4-
1. Scribe to length the (07) left vertical Inch) Nail-On
board. Attach the (07) left vertical Furniture Glides
board, (08) left horizontal board, (09) (#58653)
top left horizontal board, (10) top left Carpenter's Glue
vertical board, (11) top right Stainable Wood
horizontal board, and (12) top right Filler
vertical board to the boxes using Primer
dimensions illustrated in Figure 3. Paint (Valspar
Download Full PDF of the Illustrations Above
Cut List Signature
Step 3: Colors, Earth
Part Material Size Quantity Elements, Rain
Assemble the shelving unit (see Figure 4). Cloud
#EE2049C,
Shelving 1. Scribe to length the (13) middle Eggshell)
box #1 short boards 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 32 2 vertical board, (14) right horizontal
box #2 short boards 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 13 2 board, and (15) lower right vertical
1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 18 TOOLS YOU'LL
box #3 long boards 2 x 10, SYP 2 board. It is recommended that you
1/2 scribe these pieces to fit due to USE
box #1 long boards 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 64 2 variations in board thickness.
box #2 long boards 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 15 2 Circular Saw
box #2 long boards 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 15 2 2. Using dimensions shown in Figure 2, Circular Saw
box #3 short boards 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 10 2 place and attach the (13) middle With A
left vertical board 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 29* 1 vertical board, (14) right horizontal Straightedge
left horizontal board 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/2 1 board, (15) lower right vertical board. Guide
top left horizontal board 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 8 1/2 1 3. Attach the brackets for the legs per Power Miter
top left vertical board 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 4 1 the manufacturer's instructions, Saw (Or Miter
top right horizontal placing them 1/2 inch from each Box With
2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 8 1/4 1
board corner and in the middle, 1/2 inch Handsaw)
top right vertical board 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 1 from the front and back edges. Power Sander
middle vertical board 2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 12* 1 4. Scribe and miter cut the (16) leg trim And Various
1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 5 pieces, and attach them to the (17) Grits Of
right horizontal board 2 x 10, SYP 1
1/4* legs using glue and wire brads. Sandpaper
lower right vertical board2 x 10, SYP 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 4* 1 5. Predrill holes, and then attach nail-on Drill/Driver
Legs furniture glides to the bottom of each With Bits And
1/2 x 1 1/2, (17) leg. Countersunk Bit
16 leg trim 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 5/8* 24
poplar 6. Screw the (17) legs into the brackets. Framing Square
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 12 (Or Speed
17 legs parsons table legs 6
1/2 Square)
Step 4:
Finished Dimensions Tape Measure
Pencil
Height: 44 1/2 inches Apply a finish.
*Does Not Include
Depth: 9 1/4 inches Labor Costs Or
1. Fill all nail holes with wood filler.
Width: 67 inches Applicable Taxes,
Sand, and apply a primer. Allow to
*Scribe to length. Which Vary By
dry.
2. Sand the primer, and apply two coats Market, Or The Cost
of paint, allowing each coat to dry. Of Tools.
**Availability Varies
By Market.

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