Bookshelves

AW Extra 5/22/14 – Two-Part Bookcase

Two-Part Bookcase Here’s a big bookcase that you can build in a small shop. By Tom Caspar   Building a tall bookcase can stretch the limits of a small shop.We all know that big boards can be a bear to handle and glue up, so I’ve taken an old Scandinavian design and sliced it...

Bow-Front Bookcase

Bow-Front Bookcase Sleek, gentle curves make it easy to look at. "Sandwich" construction and simple joinery make it easy to build. By Randy Johnson This bookcase combines straightforward joinery and materials in a design that won’t overwhelm your budget or your room. Yet its deep shelves provide plenty of room for oversize books or...

Mission Bookstand

Mission Bookstand Display your scrapbooks, photo albums and woodworking skills. By Tom Caspar Woodworkers like to see how things work, right out in the open. We love looking at gears, levers and cams, and when it comes to furniture, there’s nothing more fascinating than exposed joints, like dovetails and wedged tenons. This bookstand is...

Cottage Bookcase

Cottage Bookcase Reclaimed Douglas fir gives rustic charm. By David Radtke Every board of this bookcase is full of character—nail holes, gouges and even hammer marks. That’s because each piece was pulled from an old Montgomery Ward warehouse in Baltimore. Originally part of a large shelving system built more than 75 years ago, our...

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‘The 100 Best Shelving & Storage Projects’

Our latest CD collection, “The 100 Best Shelving & Storage Projects,” is on sale now at ShopWoodworking.com for the introductory offer of $15.99 through August 31 (regular price: $19.99). For this collection, we looked through all the issues of Popular Woodworking from the last 12 years, and all our issues of Woodworking Magazine, to...

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Hefty Bookends

Hefty Bookends Resaw your own veneer to hide the steel shot inside. Got a small chunk of figured wood that you’d like to show off? Resaw it into thick veneers and make a pair of matching bookends. They’re laminated to conceal holes filled with steel shot. Although these blocks look light, they’re actually heavy...

The Purrfect Bookshelves

Those of you who’ve been reading our Editors’ Blog for more than a week or so know that I like cats (3.75 of ‘em in my house). And books (thousands). So, when a Facebook friend posted this video on my “wall,” I immediately went in search of more information. This may well be the...

AW Extra – Grand Walnut Bookcase

Grand Walnut Bookcase Rich Walnut, elegant details and secret storage in a design that’s fast and straight forward to build by Randy Johnson Sometimes a new piece of furniture conjures up images from a distant time and place. This bookcase, I imagine, would fit right into an early 20th-century lawyer’s office, filled with leather-bound...

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One of my Favorite Power Tools

For years I owned pick-up trucks or SUVs so I could move wood and projects around town with ease. But I never liked their poor gas mileage. Oh who am I kidding; pickups don’t go fast enough for me, or have a decent sport suspension. Now I drive a two-door Acura RSX (yes, it’s...