The standard height for a two-shelf bookcase is 32 inches. The standard width is 31 inches. The depth will range from 12 to 13 inches. However, it’s not hard to find a two-shelf bookcase as tall as 36 inches.

When building a bookcase, if you’re using 3/4-inch particleboard, shelves should be no longer than 24 inches. Shelves made of 3/4-inch plywood should be less than 30 inches long. Bookshelves made of 1-inch-thick hardwood may be as long as **36 inches** or 60 inches if built with 1 1/2-inch-thick hardwood boards.

One may also ask, how deep should a shelf be? 16 to 20 inches

Beside above, how do you measure a bookshelf?

**How to Measure for Bookshelves**

- Clear any objects from the wall and floor. Set these objects aside.
- Place a tape measure on one end of the wall. Pull the measure to the other end of the wall to measure the length of the wall.
- Pull the tape measure from the bottom of the wall to the top of the wall to measure the height of the wall.

How deep should built in bookcases be?

Most **shelves** are **built** a minimum of 11 to 12 inches **deep**, but this is your chance to customize: Go for it!

### What is the standard size of a bookcase?

The standard height of a four-shelf bookcase is 54 inches. Standard narrow four-shelf bookcases will have a width of 24 inches, and a wide four-shelf bookcase will have a width of 45 inches. The depth may range from 12 inches to 14 5/8 inches.

### How wide can shelves be without support?

Bookshelf width is typically no more than 12 inches. If the space is limited, the shelf can be reduced to 9 inches. Single bookcase units with two sides, top and bottom should be no wider than 36 inches without a center support.

### How much does it cost to build a bookcase?

You will pay anywhere between $200 to $500 to install built-in shelving units yourself. The cost of the shelving itself will be anywhere from $25 to $150, depending on the size you need.

### How do you write dimensions?

Here are some popular examples: Boxes: Length x Width x Height (See below) Bags: Width x Length (The width is always the dimension of the bag opening.) Labels: Length x Width.

### How thick do floating shelves need to be?

This is the shelf tutorial you need! I love the look of floating built-in shelves, but most tutorials have shelves that look very bulky and are at least 3 inches thick.

### How do you calculate shelf spacing?

Measure the thickness of each shelf and calculate the total of these. Subtract this from the height and you now have the total distance of the space between all the shelves. Divide this by the number of spaces and that is your measurement. So each space will be 1786 divided by 7 = 255.14 mm round this off to 255 mm.

### How many centimeters is a bookcase?

If you have books of small and medium size : the bookcase can be composed of 6 shelves of medium size (25 cm) and 2 shelves of a smaller size (22 cm).

### How heavy is a bookshelf?

50-100 pounds

### How thick should a bookshelf be?

For most shelves made from 3/4 inch stock, a practical span is 30 to 36 inches. Shelf depth is determined by the size of the items to be stored, generally within the range of 6 to 24 inches. Shelf depth for a general purpose bookshelf is usually 10 to 12 inches.

### What is LxWxH measure?

Length x Width x Height. (LxWxH) where the height is the vertical dimension of the box when the opening is facing upwards.

### How do you find diagonal depth?

*To determine the diagonal depth of a sofa, place a straight edge from the highest point of the back frame (not including pillows) to the front of the arm. Then measure from the bottom rear corner of the sofa up to the point that bisects the straight edge. This last measurement is your diagonal depth.

### What is the standard depth of a bookcase?

The average shelf depth is 12 inches, which is more than adequate for standard books, novels and textbooks.

### How do you build a bookshelf?

Table of Contents Step 1: Determine the Dimensions. Step 2: Measure and Cut Plywood Frame. Step 3: Cut Plywood to Length. Step 4: Mark the Sides for the Shelves. Step 5: Cut the Rabbet Joints. Step 6: Assemble the Unit. Step 7: Finish the Face. Step 8: Add Finishing Touches.

### What size couch will fit through a 29 inch door?

If the couch is either 29 inches high or deep, it can usually be moved horizontally through a door, since interior door openings are usually 29 1/4 inches wide and exterior door openings 35 inches wide, including door stops.