He is buying some wood so that he can make a bookcase.
Kare wa honbako o tsukuru tameni zaimoku o sukoshi katteiru.
he; him; his; boyfriend
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
indicates direct object of action; indicates subject of causative expression; indicates an area traversed; indicates time (period) over which action takes place; indicates point of departure or separation of action; indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
to make; to produce; to manufacture; to build; to construct; to prepare (food); to brew (alcohol); to raise; to grow; to cultivate; to train; to till; to draw up (a document); to make out; to prepare; to write; to create (an artistic work, etc.); to compose; to coin (a phrase); to organize; to organise; to establish; to found; to have (a child); to make up (one's face, etc.); to fabricate (an excuse, etc.); to form (a line, etc.); to set (a record); to commit (a sin, etc.)
for; for the sake of; to one's advantage; in favor of; in favour of; on behalf of; because of; as a result of
small quantity; little; few; something; little while; short distance
to buy; to purchase; to value; to have a high opinion; to stir; to provoke
Readings: ヒ、 かれ、 かの、 か.の
Meanings: he, that, the
Readings: ホン、 もと
Meanings: book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Readings: ソウ、 はこ
Meanings: box, chest, case, bin, railway car
Readings: サク、 サ、 つく.る、 つく.り、 -づく.り
Meanings: make, production, prepare, build
Meanings: lumber, log, timber, wood, materials, ingredients, talent
Readings: ボク、 モク、 き、 こ-
Meanings: tree, wood
Readings: ショウ、 すく.ない、 すこ.し
Meanings: few, little
Readings: バイ、 か.う