Arts & Crafts Bookcase

Dramatic details showcase leaded glass and English style. Some of the most aesthetically compelling pieces of furniture I’ve seen in the Arts & Crafts style were made by an English company [...]

Bibliophile’s Bookcase

With simple lines and straightforward joinery, this project yields ample shelf space (and drawers to boot). This large case-on-case shelving unit is adapted from similar pieces I’ve seen in [...]

Mid-century Modern Bookcase

Simple joinery serves this sophisticated geometric design. Mid-century modern design is enjoying a surge in popularity, and rightly so: Its clean lines and functional design make it practical and [...]

Folding Bookcase

Though not as lightweight as an eReader, this portable library is far more stylish. Bookcases that fold up like a clamshell were common among British travelers of the 19th century. Soldiers, [...]

Stickley Book Rack

Expose your joinery skills with this Arts & Crafts classic. In the early 1900s, furniture maker Gustav Stickley began producing a unique style of furniture that he called “Craftsman.” At the [...]

Monticello’s Stacking Bookcases

I like to think of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library as America’s first “bookmobile.” When the British burned down the nation’s capitol in 1814, the inferno took with it many of the books owned [...]

Hidden Door Bookcase

Turn a closet into a hiding place with a basic bookcase, trimmed to match the room. The alluring nature of secret rooms has captivated my imagination for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my [...]

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 [...]

Dovetailed Bookcase

Dovetailed Bookcase No screws, no nails—tapered sliding dovetails hold it all together. By Luke Hartle Simple, beautiful, strong. This bookcase is just six boards held together using one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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