On permanent display: mahogany, solid biscuit joints and a whole lot of class. Build this built-in unit using these free plans.
This fun and relatively easy boat bookshelf fits almost anywhere. It is a great shelf for collectibles and books, and a conversation piece on its own.
There is more to this bookcase than meets the eye. In order to make it sturdy and strong, the shelves and sides are screwed together. The screws bite into dowels installed in the bottom of each shelf for a stronger joint.
This link will take you to a sketch-up model to build this Stickley bookcase.
This bookcase is in the style of the work of Gustav Stickley, but is not a reproduction of any particular original piece. It features wedged through mortise and tenon joinery, and a hidden drawer.
These free instructions are for a no-frills, basic bookcase. Everyone needs a bookcase.
This information has been reprinted from a 1912 Popular Mechanics publication titled Mission Furniture And How To Make It. Build a Mission style bookrack.
At the link you will find a large collection of free scroll saw fretwork patterns. For this tabletop book rest pattern, please look for Project #2187.
Here is the Design for making up a simple Book Rest. The Book Rest is arranged so that these panels can be cut in straightforward fretwork if so desired. Look for number 1715 at the link.
In building a bookcase, woodworkers use the same basic principles they would use when building cabinets. In these free bookcase plans, you will learn how to make beautiful oak or pine bookcases while employing standard cabinet building techniques.