Personal project. Design and build an entertainment center with sturdy bookshelves that do not require attachment to apartment walls.
The final entertainment center was built with high-grade pine and was a ladder-style design, ensuring the shelves would not become top-heavy.
Drew 3D plans in Google SketchUp to determine angles, amount of materials and cuts needed. Worked over holiday weekends, building one piece at a time, starting with the center unit.
Since the furniture was being built in a small apartment, the wood was purchased and larger cuts made at the lumber supply store. Smaller, more precise cuts and angles were made in the apartment.
Handheld circular saw
Manual miter saw
Star drive deck screws