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Build a basic backless bookcase. Reinforced dadoes beef up this bare-bones design.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1989 (v.5#3) pg. 48

Up-and-down bookshelves. Sturdy 41"x10" shelves have dovetailed end pieces and open backs. Each shelf has four holes for the round upright supports (1-1/4" dowels). The shelves are adjustable on the uprights, held in place using cotter pins through holes in the dowels.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 40

Movable supports for the center of sagging bookshelves are designed to look like books.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 26

Cottage bookcase built from reclaimed lumber. Features adjustable shelves, splined-wood back, face frame, and a built-up upper cornice molding. Overall dimensions: 76" tall, 13" deep, 34" wide.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 78

Two-part bookcase. How to build a tall open-shelf unit in a small shop by making two separate pieces that stack. Overall dimensions: 11"x36"x88" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 56

Craftsman-style built-in bookcases and matching mantel for a fireplace.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 76

Large Craftsman-style bookcase consists of three separate units. All three units disassemble into easy-to-handle components. Overall dimensions: 87" tall, 106" wide, 19" deep. Est. cost: $700 (plain-sliced red oak) to $1500 (rift-sliced white oak).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #91 Dec 2001 pg. 58

Contemporary book case. Consists of laminated plywood shelves and uprights held together with threaded rods. Edge banding hides the plywood core. May be sized for any application.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #95 Sep 2002 pg. 76

Photo shows how built-in bookcases and cabinets can surround and accentuate an awkward window.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 56

Photo shows bookcase bed divider that separates two twin beds, head-to-head. Turned spindles support top shelves. Base is a cupboard. Est. cost: $59.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 38

Photo shows wall of bookshelves built with 3"x14" uprights. Dowel rods serve as shelf supports. Shelves are plate glass. Est. cost: $89.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 46

Photo shows bookshelf wall that opens in the middle to reveal a storage closet behind it.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 56

Photo shows four-unit bookcase made of walnut plywood with top and bottom cabinets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 58

Plans are available for this castered serving buffet and room divider with hinged leaves that open on one side. Unit can be closed to form a 36"x18"x30" bookcase.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 63

Bookcase made with 1x12 sides and dowels for shelving shown.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1972 (v.50#4) pg. 76

Photo shows stackable bookshelf modules. X-shaped bases support 2x2-ft. tops. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 46

Feature on eleven storage units you can build. Includes a room divider that is solid on one side with book shelves on the other side. Unit shown is 7 ft. high, 13 ft. long and 10" deep.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1973 (v.51#3) pg. 57

Ten pages of projects you can build using simple box construction. Includes photos of bookshelves set atop a desk made from two-drawer file cabinets and a used door.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 92

Ten easy-to-build projects that provide storage space. Includes simple bookshelves built from pine and assembled with dowels.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 12

Photo shows how to build a bookcase that can also disassemble to become crates for moving the books. Unit is built from 1x12 pine. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 49

Photo shows a narrow system of bookshelves that can be placed in a hall. Built of 1x8 pine, this library wall consists of three units with fixed shelves and adjustable shelf strips on the outside uprights. Additional adjustable shelves are then placed between the three units. Est. cost: $76.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 65

Photo shows how a full-wall book wall with adjustable shelves can enhance a room. Unit is built from 3/4" plywood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1976 (v.54#5) pg. F18 (134+)

Photo shows how to make two very simple bookcases that can be backed up to a sofa. Est. cost: $19.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 61

Photo shows bookcase built from 1x10 pine that has a built-in grow light in the top. Est. cost: $34.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 87

Air conditioner camouflage unit is a bookshelf with plastic grating between the shelves above and below the air conditioner.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1979 (v.57#4) pg. 179

Oak bookcase with 4 glass doors which keep the books dust-free. Overall dimensions: 31" wide, 50" tall, 12" deep. Est. cost: $99.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 72, 122

No-nails, knockdown bookcase is 60" tall. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 105, 158

Bookcase is made from one sheet of red oak plywood. Overall dimensions: 76" tall, 41" wide, 9" deep. Est. cost: $79.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 109, 168

Mission Oak phone stand and matching three-shelf bookcase. Project plans can also be ordered. Est. cost: phone stand - $41, bookcase - $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 70, 146

Mission oak bookstand for paperback books. Finished size is 8"x14"x26". Sides are slatted and square legs are chamfered to points at the top. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 84, 136

Combination bookcase and storage locker.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1963 (v.53#9) pg. 58

Modern sectional bookshelves.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1963 (v.53#9) pg. 58

A four-shelf bookcase built from cardboard.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1968 (v.58#12) pg. 75

Four shelf bookcase consists of a plastic pipe frame supporting wooden shelves. Est. cost: $13.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1985 (v.75#9) pg. 42

Craftsman-style (Mission-style) glass-door bookcase features quartersawn white oak, pegged frame-and-panel doors, and square lines. The top shelf is lighted to form a display area. Overall dimensions: 17"x52"x62" tall.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 26

Modular bookcase. Plywood modules (12"x16"x40") each have three open-front compartments. The modules can be stacked and combined in various ways to form book cases, storage racks, etc. Est cost: $45 (2 modules).
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 26

Plywood, dowels, and plastic laminate are combined in this spacious yet airy bookcase. Unit is 87" wide, 84" tall. Five upper shelves are 9" wide. Two lower shelves are 19" wide. Est. cost: $150.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1980 (v.3#12) pg. 8

Tall, narrow office bookcase features a wood frame and glass shelves. Dimensions: 78" tall, 24" wide, 16" deep. Estimated cost: $100.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1980 (v.4#2) pg. 29

Mahogany bookcase. Open front. Dimensions: 60" wide, 96" tall. Shelf widths of 12" and 14". Estimated cost: $400.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 12

Simple, knockdown-style pine bookcase serves to hold phonograph records and an aquarium. Unit measures 30" tall, 30" wide and 12" deep. Est. cost: $30.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 38

Laminated and veneered bookcase features wood frame doors with glass panels. Dimensions: 48" tall, 36" wide, 13" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1983 (v.6#12) pg. 30

Three-section wall unit. Two end units have base cabinets with doors, topped with adjustable shelves. Center unit, which is deeper to accommodate a television set, has a base with doors, a center section with longer doors, and an open shelf above.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1986 (v.9#5) pg. 48

Oak bookcase (38"x36"x11") features frame-and-panel ends, tongue-and-groove back, and decorative molded edges.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1988 (v.11#11) pg. 59

Easy-to-build bookcase (12"x48"x48" high) has adjustable shelves. It is made with connector bolts for easy disassembly.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 42, 49

Simple pine bookcase with a plywood back has six shelves. Overall dimensions: 60"x9"x80" tall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1995 (v.18#12) pg. 24

Bookcase/cabinet storage units are 28" high. Bookcase units are 9" deep and look built-in although they are freestanding. Cabinets are the same height and depth but have caned doors to close off the shelves.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 18 1979 (v.92#13) pg. 106, 143

Bookcase made from 3/4" birch plywood. Features adjustable shelves. Dimensions: 28" wide, 84" tall, 15" deep.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 20 1982 (v.95#10) pg. 88, 104

Built-in cabinet and bookshelves frame a window.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #82 Oct 1964 (v.14#5) pg. 34

Open bookshelves and storage cupboards make a fireplace wall useful.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 54

A ceiling-height bookcase and storage cabinet combination featuring louvered doors and plywood doors. Major construction is from pine 1x12s.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #97 Apr 1967 (v.17#2) pg. 54

Room divider designed by Frank Lloyd Weight features a built-in couch (sofa), two file drawers, book shelves, and a cabinet with four doors. Constructed of plywood over a wooden frame.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #101 Dec 1967 (v.17#6) pg. 29

Wall-hung bookcase and matching buffet with decorative plastic-lined doors. Constructed of 3/4" plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #105 Aug 1968 (v.18#4) pg. 42

Bookcase/bar combination also serves as a room divider.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #136 Jun 1972 (v.22#5) pg. 44

A professional looking bookcase unit that can be built by the do-it-yourselfer. Built of wormy-chesnut veneered 3/4" plywood, the unit consists of three sections with bookcase units on each end and a connecting shelf and valance. Each end is a base cabinet 25" high and a six-shelf bookcase that is ceiling height.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #159 Dec 1974 (v.24#10) pg. 18

Built-in bookcase doubles as a room divider. One side of the shelves is covered with woven cane backing to allow some light to filter through.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #172 Apr 1976 (v.26#4) pg. 28

How to build wall-hung storage units. Bookshelf and cabinet with sliding doors are featured.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #174 Aug 1976 (v.26#6) pg. 42

How to build furniture from scrap lumber such as crating. Excerpt from "Crate Craft" by Lura LaBarge shows how to construct an open bookshelf, a closed cabinet and a low, 4-ft. long shelf unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #180 Apr 1977 (v.27#3) pg. 66, 74

Easy-to-build bookshelves. Simple design, using standard lumber sizes. Three shelves are fixed and remainder are adjustable using plastic pegs and holes system. Unit is 36" wide, 81" tall and 12" deep.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #198 Apr 1979 (v.29#4) pg. 30

A look at projects you can make from Sonotubes (the large tubes used by contractors to pour concrete columns and footing). Sketches show how to make a tube bed for a child, chairs, footstools and planters, a desk and bookshelf unit, a clothes closet and a glass topped coffee table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 115

Bunk bed tower. One bed is on the top of the tower. Bottom bed slides into the hollow space in the tower. Tower is composed of a secretary desk, a clothes closet, a linen closet, a clothes hamper, a set of bookshelves and a toy box. Each item in the tower is a seperate piece.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #203 Nov 1979 (v.29#9) pg. 11

Make bookshelves with a built-in, adjustable bookend held in place with a large wing nut.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 125

Lawyers bookcase features frame-and-panel doors (with glass panels) that lift up and slide back for easy access. Each shelf is built separately. Est. cost: $100 for a 4-shelf unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #245 Jan 1984 (v.34#1) pg. 62, 64

Tip: Use "Peg-Board" as a jig when drilling regularly spaced holes in bookcases to allow for adjusting the shelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #246 Feb 1984 (v.34#2) pg. 84

How to find a place for books. Three great ways to turn a wall into a cherished library. (1) Wall-hung library with desk. (2) Window-lit library. (3) Floor to ceiling library den.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 29

Colonial style maple bookcase has four shelves 12" wide x 35" long.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #256 Feb 1985 (v.35#2) pg. 66

Tip for building a movable bookcase to conceal an under-stair storage area.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 6

Revolving bookcase doubles as an end table. Built from 1 sheet of cherry plywood and 25 board feet of cherry lumber.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #296 Mar 1989 (v.39#3) pg. 64

Build a home library featuring wall-to-wall cabinets and shelves. Also includes tips for freestanding bookcases.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 32

Traditional two-shelf bookcase to build.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #327 Apr 1992 (v.42#4) pg. 80

Simple shelves and the basic method for building them. Two methods for making the shelves adjustable are shown. Designs and measurements shown for basic shelves (66"x12"x48" high). Also diagrams five other options. (1) A unit (90"x12"x30" high) with sliding doors on a center compartment. (2) Wall-mounted unit (60"x10"x42" high) designed to hang over a desk. (3) Entertainment center with a (21"x25"x53" high) central unit for TV, flanked on each side by (18"x17"x44" high) units for audio equipment, tapes and CDs. (4) Utility storage shelves (13"x42"x96" high). (5) Three-part stack shelving for a child's room (a 12" cube, a 12"x12"x24" high unit, and a 12"x24"x36" high unit).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 40

Tip on need to strengthen the floor to carry the weight of full floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 10

Craftsman style built-in bookcases and fireplace mantel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #373 Nov 1996 (v.46#10) pg. 34

Classic floor-to-ceiling bookcases are built from plywood and trimmed with five styles of molding to create a Greek Revival style. May also be equipped with a rolling ladder (purchased separately). Est. cost: $600 to $800 for an 8x8-ft. unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 34

Traditional maple bookcase is constructed in five steps. A basic plywood box (33"x12"x78" tall") is fitted with decorative fluted casing and other molding trims.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #397 Apr 1999 (v.49#4) pg. 78

A study in cherry. Pennsylvania woodworker builds a large wall unit that features glass-door bookcases, storage bases, and a long countertop in front of a wooden back panel whose design was inspired by layers of sedimentary rock. Some construction detail are illustrated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 72

Bookshelf basics. A guide to support systems, shelving designs and materials.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 98

Knockdown furniture. Includes instructions for a platform bed, spiral stacking chairs, and leaning bookshelves which are supported solely by the wall and the floor.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 44

Simple bookcase joints. Both hand and machine methods for making the simple joints (tongue-and-groove, dado, rabbet) found in ordinary bookcases.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 54
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 4

Building bookcases. Several designs shown.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 75

Learning from the Chinese. Decorative elements adapted to contemporary furniture. Includes details for a Chinese-style bookcase which makes extensive use of plate joinery.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 52

Wall-to-wall built-in cabinets. A modular approach combines easy-to-build plywood carcases with solid-wood decorative moldings and details. This L-shaped unit features a computer workstation, corner cabinet, and three bookcases with provision for stereo equipment.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 42

How to build a sectional bookcase (also known as a lawyer's or barrister's bookcase). Each shelf module has a glazed door which pivots at the top and slides into a pocket above the opening. Separate bottom and top units provide a finishing touch to a stack of modules.
FINE WOODWORKING #96 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 51
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 14

Quick and clean bookcases. Basic bookcase with adjustable shelves is made from 5/4 #2 pine.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 62

Dressing up a basic box. Add-on moldings transform two rectangular boxes into a reproduction of a Gothic bookcase. Includes instructions on the application and use of precast ornaments in place of hand-carving the intricate details.
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 44

Bookcase makes waves. Features a serpentine pattern on the front of the shelves, tusk-tenons to fasten shelves to uprights, and a fumed oak finish. Styling is reminiscent of Craftsman.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 58

Bookcase made with biscuit joinery. Lumber matched for color and figure lends elegance to this simple case with two V-shaped shelves. Overall dimensions: 35"x27"x12".
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 58

Build a Shaker-inspired cherry bookcase with frame-and-panel glass doors and shelves that fit into sliding dovetails. Overall dimensions: 24" wide, 12" deep, 40" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 80

A choice of three bookcases. (1) One-day bookcase. Made from pine and uses fixed dadoed shelves. (2) Two-day bookcase. Made from hardwood plywood, trimmed with solid wood moldings, and has adjustable shelves using metal standards. (3) Multiday bookcase. Solid hardwood construction, adjustable shelves using drilled holes and brass shelf pins, and ogee bracket feet.
FINE WOODWORKING #133 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 92

A classic bookcase in the Craftsman style. Wedged tenons and clean lines dignify this four shelf oak original. Overall dimensions: 31"x13"x50" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 46

How to build a bookcase or bookcase-cabinet. Covers standard dimensions, selection of materials, fixed and adjustable shelves and construction procedures.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 89

A bookcase that can double as a Christmas fireplace.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1964 (v.32#4) pg. 12

Put it on a shelf. Plans for seven different shelf systems to suit a variety of spaces, budgets, and woodworking skills. (1) 18-compartment European-style bookcase. Est. cost: $135. (2) Strata bookcase. Est. cost: $100. (3) Five easy bracket-and-shelf units. Single shelves which are mounted on the wall using a variety of bracket ideas.
HOME MECHANIX #694 Feb 1986 (v.82) pg. 48

Simple four-shelf room divider (bookcase) is backed with perforated hardboard so that every-other shelf is open to one side. This provides two shelves and two tool racks for two different people.
HOME MECHANIX #712 Aug 1987 (v.83) pg. 16

Particleboard modules (boxes measuring 4"x16"x16") are covered on 4, 5, or 6 sides with mirrors. The modules are combined in various ways to form a glass-topped coffee table with mirrored legs, a bookcase with mirrored uprights, a telephone table, end table, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #722 Jun 1988 (v.84) pg. 38

Adaptive behavior. Two projects that use stock kitchen and bath cabinets as a basis for built-ins in other rooms. (1) Dry bar made of white oak cabinets, matching hutch end-panels and glass doors. (2) Build-in bookcase and entertainment center created using knock-down kitchen and bath cabinet components.
HOME MECHANIX #770 Nov 1992 (v.88) pg. 60

Wall-to-wall bookcases. Two options shown. (1) Build from scratch. (2) Assemble from factory-built cabinets.
HOME MECHANIX #791 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.90) pg. 68

Step-by-step storage. Three creative ways to build storage into staircases. (1) L-shaped bookcase on the upper landing replaces a railing. (2) Storage bays built under basement stairs include a rollout wardrobe cabinet, utility drawers and a storage cube with a lid. (3) First-floor under-stair cabinets for stereo system, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #801 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.91) pg. 56
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #804 Apr 1996 (v.92) pg. 6

Beautiful built-ins. (1) Window seat flanked by chests of drawers topped with bookshelves. Est. cost: $600. (2) Bedroom divider serves as a headboard on one side and large bookcase on the other. Est. cost: $250. (3) Window alcove holds a buffet with ceramic tile top, drawers, and storage cabinets. Est. cost: $250. (4) Floor-to-ceiling book shelves flank both sides of a chimney at the end of a room with a cathedral ceiling. Est. cost: $600.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 31

A wall of Colonial style cabinets and book shelves to build. Doors on lower cabinets have bevel-raised panels. Tops of bookshelves have arches. One section of cabinet is extra deep to hold a portable television.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 38

Early American two-shelf bookcase.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #429 Feb 1964 (v.60) pg. 108

Eight pieces make up this bookcase which has three shelves, plus top. Two shelves are 9" deep and one shelf is 13" deep. Pine construction with plywood back. Colonial styling.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #460 Sep 1966 (v.62) pg. 114

Build in a floor-to-ceiling bookcase, 10" deep, along a wall.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #462 Nov 1966 (v.62) pg. 125

Build a bookcase using wooden shelves and wrought-iron standards.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #503 Apr 1970 (v.66) pg. 110

Modular bookcase is made from stacking identical plywood boxes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #512 Jan 1971 (v.67) pg. 94

Bookcase room divider unit has a built-in seat with a backrest that flips from one side to the other so you can face either way.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #527 Apr 1972 (v.68) pg. 108

Sheraton-styled bookcase. Unit is 34" tall, 11" deep and 21" wide. There are three shelves plus a small drawer at the bottom. The entire unit sits on four legs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #554 Jul 1974 (v.70) pg. 80

Wall-mounted L-shape desk and bookcase fit into the corner of a room and require no actual floor space.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 56

How to build a colonial bookcase. Floor-to-ceiling unit is 60" wide. Styled like a colonial hutch (minus glass doors), it has an arch-shaped valance and large storage area in base. Built from plywood and decorated with molding.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #647 Apr 1982 (v.78) pg. 48

Build this painted Early American bookcase. Built from 3/4" clear pine and dressed up with four stock moldings. Dimensions: 76" tall, 12" deep, 55" wide.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #655 Dec 1982 (v.78) pg. 52

Mahogany bookcase cabinet features glass panels in the doors. May also be used as a china cabinet, display case, etc. Overall dimensions: 84" tall, 44" wide, 17" deep.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #666 Nov 1983 (v.79) pg. 46

Fastener furniture. Glueless furniture is easy to put together, easy to take apart, but tough enough to survive daily living. Includes plans for a chair and a bookcase.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 114

Simple wood and metal bookcase.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 124

A bookcase that is built into a wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1964 (v.122#3) pg. 144

Two-shelf bookcases have sliding wood fronts and can be stacked two high. Can be used as packing cases for moving books.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1964 (v.122#3) pg. 158

Two-shelf bookcases that can be stacked one on top of another.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.123#3) pg. 154

Room divider serves as a bookcase, storage wall and hi-fi cabinet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.123#4) pg. 156

Traveling bookcase. Two plywood boxes with shelves are hinged together along one edge. Latches and hand holds are included for closing and carrying.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1967 (v.127#3) pg. 152

Bookshelf over a doorway utilizes wasted space.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1967 (v.127#5) pg. 169

In-a-wall bookcase is built by putting pre-finished paneling over a wooden framework.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 156

Wall-hung bookshelves. One has two shelves and the second has one shelf and two drawers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1968 (v.130#2) pg. 132

Bookcase forms a closet area when placed out from a wall instead of tight into a corner.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 158

Fold-A-Majig. Build a versatile sofa-bookcase, desk-bookcase, divider wall or a number of other variations depending on how the framework of boxes is assembled and hinged.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1971 (v.135#1) pg. 140

Bookshelf-occasional table is 12" deep, 24" wide and 40" high. Has three drawers and two shelves. Shelf ends are metal grillwork.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1971 (v.135#5) pg. 119

Built-in learning center includes desk, bookshelves and recepticals for a phone and TV leads.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1972 (v.137#1) pg. 122

Simple bookcase style unit is placed near the backdoor to store playthings, clothing, etc. Built of 1x10 boards with a plywood back.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1975 (v.143#5) pg. 84

Low-cost bookshelves you can build in a hurry. Floor-to-ceiling unit uses wooden closet poles as uprights, and 1x12 pine boards as shelves. Holes through the uprights accept small dowels to support the shelves and allow for vertical adjusting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1978 (v.149#1) pg. 88

Build a floor-to-ceiling bookcase wall from 3/4" plywood. Several identical cabinets are placed side-by-side to fill a wall and then trimmed with decorative molding to appear "built-in".
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 106

Easy-to-make bookcase has fully adjustable shelves supported by recessed standards and clips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 132

Gravity bookshelves are contemporary style and fully adjustable, but they simple "lean" against wall without fastening.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1984 (v.161#4) pg. 103

5 easy-to-build projects. (1) Bookrack. (2) Hallway mirror. (3) Wall shelves. (4) Spice rack. (5) Bookcase.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 131

Guide to shelving systems. Start your own "space reclamation" project with this guide to shelf construction and installation. Twelve shelf-edge options for plywood are illustrated. Includes plans for a traditional 3-shelf painted bookcase (12" deep, 38" wide, 44" high).
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1985 (v.162#9) pg. 100

Build this traditional solid oak barrister's bookcase with lift-up, slide-back, glass-front doors. Overall dimensions: 14" deep, 37" wide, 60" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1987 (v.164#1) pg. 74

Divide and conquer. Contemporary room divider is the ideal place for books and collectibles. Combination bookcase and room divider is freestanding and finished all around. Three large upright columns support five horizontal shelves forming eight openings (23"x12"x13") suitable for books or display. Overall dimensions: 13" deep, 60" high, 68" wide. Built of No.2 common pine.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 86

Curly maple bookcase. Designed to celebrate the 90th anniversary of this magazine, it reflects the Arts-and-Crafts or Mission furniture style of 1902. Overall dimensions: 15"x40"x60" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1992 (v.169#12) pg. 69

Home office wall unit has a six-cabinet base (29"x109"x28" high). Four cabinets have adjustable shelving. The other two each have two letter-size file drawers. Open bookshelves (13"x109"x55" high) sit on top of the cabinets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1996 (v.173#4) pg. 100

Arts & Crafts-style bookcase has traditional glass-pane and wood-muntin doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1997 (v.174#11) pg. 96

Build a wooden bookcase from 1x10 pine. Features 4 fixed shelves and 1x2 fascia strips (to provide a finished appearance and add rigidity to shelves).
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1999 (v.176#5) pg. 112

Coffee table designed to store a set of encyclopedias with their spines up. A glass top over the books allows you to select the right volume.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1967 (v.191#6) pg. 124

A seating module, coffee table and storage grid (bookcase) built from 2x2 lumber bolted together. Designed by Ken Isaacs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1968 (v.192#4) pg. 170

Three bookshelves supported by aluminum angle uprights top a storage cabinet that has sliding doors.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1968 (v.192#6) pg. 136

Floor-to-ceiling bookcase with adjustable shelves appears built-in. Actually, it is only wedged into place and can be removed for relocating or moving.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1971 (v.198#5) pg. 150

The blind end of a hallway can hold a temporary bookcase. The bottom shelf rests on the baseboard. Each successive shelf is the width of the hall and held up with boards at the ends. No nails needed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 94

Five-shelf bookcase (each shelf is 48" long) assembles without glue or screws so that it can be easily disassembled.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1973 (v.202#3) pg. 136

Tip: Make ends for bookshelves to keep books from falling off.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1979 (v.214#2) pg. 58

Five sketches show how to incorporate built-in bookshelves in places you may not have thought of.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1979 (v.214#4) pg. 112

Free-standing bookcase with built-in desk and storage cabinet. Built entirely from plywood. Winning design in plywood project contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1980 (v.217#2) pg. 96

The secret behind the swinging bookcase. Turn a closet door into usable storage and the closet into a hidden vault.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1982 (v.221#5) pg. 89

Roll-around bookcase on casters is especially designed for cookbooks. It features a Plexiglas-covered top shelf to hold a book open to a particular page.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1983 (v.223#1) pg. 43

Build a simple three-shelf bookcase from one sheet of plywood. The face frame and shelf edges are solid wood. Overall dimensions: 44"Tx26"Wx13"D.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #42 Apr-May 1988 (v.7#6) pg. 35

A good basic bookcase. Constructed from plywood edged with solid wood, it features three fixed and three adjustable shelves. Overall dimensions: 31"x12"x71" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #58 Jan 1991 (v.10#4) pg. 66

Two-shelf bookcase with Spanish styling features frame-and-panel ends. Overall dimensions: 13"x36"x37" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 62

Revolving bookcase holds as many books as a 4x4-ft. wall unit in a floor space of only 18"x18". Four shelves are attached to ten vertical slats (5 on each side). Overall dimensions: 18"x18"x47" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 62

Two sizes of simple bookcases made of solid oak. Both have a small setback beneath the bottom shelf. (1) Tall bookcase (32"x11"x78" high) has a fixed shelf at midpoint and six adjustable shelves. (2) Low bookcase (59"x11"x38" high) has one shelf that goes across the width of the case. The lower two-thirds is divided into two compartments, each with an adjustable shelf.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #92 Sep 1996 (v.16#4) pg. 34

Fold-up book shelves in two sizes (36"x12"x40" high and a 12"x12"x40" corner unit). Each unit has three shelves.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #98 Sep 1997 (v.17#4) pg. 50

Boating bookshelves. Construct a freestanding bookcase (with 5 shelves) that simulates those half-canoe shaped units found in New England. Overall dimensions: 73" tall, 24" wide, 13" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #101 Mar 1998 (v.18#1) pg. 70, Insert

Built-in bookcases. Four open shelves above a cabinet with two frame-and-panel doors. Ths use of a "fitting strip" is the secret to constructing a built-in to fit an existing opening (such as between a fireplace chimney and a wall).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #102 May 1998 (v.18#2) pg. 26

Barrister bookcase features lift-up glass paneled doors on each of the three shelves. Overall dimensions: 34" wide, 42" tall, 13" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #105 Nov 1998 (v.18#5) pg. 32, Insert

Trapezoid shaped Arts & Crafts bookcase reproduction (circa 1906). Overall dimensions: 61" tall, 18" wide, 18" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #105 Nov 1998 (v.18#5) pg. 54, Insert

Modern style (circa 1940's) corner bookcase features curved L-shaped shelves and top. Reprinted from The Deltagram.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #108 May 1999 (v.19#2) pg. 52

The book nook. How to create a home library to display and enjoy your collection. Includes tips on building bookcases and soundproofing the library room.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.2#8) pg. 50

Build a sturdy bookcase from hardwood plywood. This five-shelf unit features three fixed and two adjustable shelves. Overall dimensions: 31" wide, 66" tall, 12" deep.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.2#8) pg. 59

Four-shelf bookcase hutch top sits on an Early American style table base. Table has a decorative front apron that looks like a drawer and a solid back and base shelf. Hutch top is 52" high by 27" wide by 8" deep. Base is 15"x30"x22" high.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1979 pg. 96

Wall unit consists of three separate units built from 3/4" pine which are combined into a wall of adjustable bookshelves with Early American styling. A fold-out dining table is concealed behind frame-and-panel doors.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 100

Small, simple bookcase (24"x28"x12" deep) is assembled using hand cut dovetails. The middle shelf is adjustable.
SHOPNOTES #18 Nov 1994 (v.3) pg. 26

Tall bookshelf, designed to be supported at the top by a large overhead beam, can be placed in the middle of a room as a divider. Ribbing of vertical 1x2s prevent books from falling through and enhances the divider effect.
SUNSET Apr 1978 (v.160#4) pg. 204

Tips on building extra-thick, round-nose bookshelves.
SUNSET Nov 1978 (v.161#5) pg. 120

Tip: How to build a two-way wall of bookshelves. One side of the wall has high shelves and the other has low ones.
SUNSET Feb 1979 (v.162#2) pg. 132

Tips on how to incorporate shelves for cookbooks into a kitchen.
SUNSET May 1979 (v.162#5) pg. 138

Three ladder-like supports with adjustable screw systems in the top of each leg, plus 2x10 boards for shelves, make a knock-down bookcase.
SUNSET Jun 1980 (v.164#6) pg. 106

Tip: How to make a freestanding bookcase look like a floor-to-ceiling built-in.
SUNSET Sep 1980 (v.165#3) pg. 78

Large, sturdy bookshelf system is built from formboard and copper drain pipe.
SUNSET Nov 1980 (v.165#5) pg. 160

Light-weight, wall-hung bookcase has four adjustable shelves. Unit is 36"x22"x8" deep.
SUNSET Feb 1981 (v.166#2) pg. 146

Two-sided built-in bookcase includes a special slide-out shelf for a large dictionary. Valance above the bookcase conceals a reading light.
SUNSET Apr 1981 (v.166#4) pg. 140

Freestanding pine bookcase sits in front of a window. Shelves are 1x12 and 1x6. Sides are 1x2's.
SUNSET Oct 1981 (v.167#4) pg. 182

PVC plastic pipe and 1x12 lumber makes a freestanding bookcase.
SUNSET Nov 1982 (v.169#5) pg. 159

Build adjustable freestanding bookshelves. Plywood shelves are supported on four 2"x2" corner posts. Holes and dowels allow for adjustments.
SUNSET Mar 1984 (v.172#3) pg. 130

Tip: Make an extra strong bookcase from bull-nose fir stair stepping.
SUNSET Oct 1984 (v.173#4) pg. 128

Wall-mounted, backless bookcase with 12"-square openings is made by interlocking vertical and horizontal boards.
SUNSET Jan 1985 (v.174#1) pg. 98

Room-width bookshelf has slots in the center to accommodate sliding wooden bookends.
SUNSET May 1986 (v.176#5) pg. 150

Tip: Z-shaped bookcase, built of fir 2x12s, turns outside and inside corners.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 168

Portable bookcase is light but strong. Craftsman-style bookcases with slatted shelves and uprights are made of interlocking 2-by-2s held together with threaded steel rods.
SUNSET Apr 1991 (v.186#4) pg. 132

Tip shows an in-the wall bookcase that fills the space between studs and protrudes less than 6" into the room.
SUNSET Feb 1996 (v.196#2) pg. 90

Three-shelf oak bookcase in the Mission style (circa 1909). Overall dimensions: 41" tall, 36" long, 12" deep.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #7 Jan 1989 (v.2#1) pg. 8

Two rooms to furnish and decorate for under $500. Includes instructions for making sofas from cots, a ladder bookcase, wall coverings, Roman shades, a coffee table, covers for director's chairs, a floor screen, and bamboo blinds.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 20 1979 (v.42#6) pg. 90, 169

Six pages of effective and low-cost solutions to common decorating problems. Includes instructions for making a ladder bookcase, cloth covered chests, a cloth-covered mirror frame, a mock canopy and slab sofas with foam cushions.
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1979 (v.42#10) pg. 96, 134

Convert a wooden collapsible drying rack into a bookcase. Est.cost: $21
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 16 1981 (v.44#11) pg. 85, 156

Woodworkers' standards. Bookcases and shelves. All of the basic information and measurements you need in order to build sturdy bookcases and shelves.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 58

Barrister's bookcase. This woodworking classic consists of individual cabinets equipped with a glass-panel door that lifts up and slides back for access. The cabinets may be stacked to form a bookcase of any desired height. Constructed of oak using traditionalframe-and-panel techniques. A separate top and base complete the unit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 66
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 10

Shelving showcase. Full-length bookcase (16"x40"x85" high) has six shelves (five of which are adjustable). Face-frame stiles are fluted. The top is accented with cove molding.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 38
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #53 Aug 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 12
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #63 Sep 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 13
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 88
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 14
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 12

Tambour bookcase. The 14" columns (uprights) separating the shelves of this bookcase are covered with decorative tambour which you make by gluing wood strips to lightweight canvas. The uprights and shelves are separate pieces and may be combined to form a bookcase of any desired height. Threaded rods make assembly and disassembly easy.
WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 48

Book rack (36"x12"x14" tall) with frame-and-panel ends and plywood back is designed to stack to form a bookcase or to be used singularly on a desk or hung on a wall. The shelf can be tilted to display magazines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #114 Apr 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 54

Mission furniture. Part 3. Arts and Crafts enclosed bookcase features frame-and-glass panel doors and decorative cutouts in the frame-and-panel sides. Overall dimensions: 42"x16"x68" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 62, Insert
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #120 Winter 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 4

Federal-style bookcase features fluted pilasters and a keyed arch topped with a broken pediment. Overall dimensions: 33"x13"x75" tall, plus pediment.
WOOD MAGAZINE #131 Mar 2001 (v.18#2) pg. 50, Insert

Built-in Arts & Crafts style bookcase features frame-and-panel doors fitted with leaded glass.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 60

Barrister's bookcase. Build this example of early modular furniture. Features include Mission styling, frame-and-panel ends and glass paneled doors. The individual one-shelf units (15"x15"x39") may be stacked up to five high.
WOOD MAGAZINE #149 Jun-Jul 2003 (v.20#3) pg. 42

Three shelf bookcase made from 3/4" birch plywood. Dimensions are 35" wide, 39" tall, and 12" deep. The bottom shelf features a lift-up magazine display rack with storage behind the rack. Adjustable bookends fit into holes in the shelves.
WOODSMITH #7 Jan 1980 pg. 6

Barrister's bookcase features 3 glass paneled doors which raise up and slide back into the cabinet out of the way. Utilizes frame and panel construction throughout. Overall dimensions: 38" wide, 52" tall, 14" deep.
WOODSMITH #29 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 16

Modular wall unit allows flexible arrangement of storage. The unit includes flat shelves, slanted shelves, cabinets with doors, cabinets with drop fronts, and drawers. The side supports are "open" frame-and-panel construction with rows of holes for shelf support pins.
WOODSMITH #33 May-Jun 1984 pg. 8

Bookcase features frame-and-panel sides and back, adjustable center shelf, and straight-forward joinery. Overall dimensions: 38" wide, 12" deep, 28" high.
WOODSMITH #49 Feb 1987 pg. 12

Contemporary-styled bookshelf is easy to build, easy to knock down, and uses no permanent joinery or hardware to hold shelves to the end frames.
WOODSMITH #63 Jun 1989 pg. 4

Craftsman-style bookcase features glass-panel doors, mortise and through-tenon construction, square pegs, and a combination of machine and handwork. Overall dimensions: 48"x14"x59" tall.
WOODSMITH #90 Dec 1993 (v.15) pg. 20, 13, 17

Classic, formal-looking bookcase features various architectural elements (plinth, plinth block, column, frieze, frieze block, cove, and pediment). Uses knock-down fasteners to assemble the separate base, sides, and top. Overall dimensions: 43"x14"x91" tall.
WOODSMITH #95 Oct 1994 (v.16) pg. 6, 14, 15, 30
Added Info WOODSMITH #97 Feb 1995 (v.17) pg. 4

Tower bookcase. A narrow design which will fit almost any location. Made of plywood edged with hardwood. Overall dimensions: 77"Tx18"Wx13"D.
WOODSMITH #99 Jun 1995 (v.17) pg. 18

Craftsman-style bookcase features five shelves and two storage drawers (at the bottom). The shelves are installed using sliding half dovetails. Overall dimensions: 32"x12"x60" tall.
WOODSMITH #120 Dec 1998 (v.20) pg. 6, 14, 16, 17

Three bookcases. Start by building a basic case using plate joinery. Then add distinctive trim to produce a traditional oak bookcase, a country pine bookcase, or a classic maple bookcase.
WOODSMITH #123 Jun 1999 (v.21) pg. 20

An introduction to traditional (hand) furniture making. Part 2. Bookcase. Learn to make rabbets, dadoes and housed joints by hand.
WOODWORK #20 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 58

Tip on using wider shelves to conceal the dado joint when making bookcases.
WOODWORK #22 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 20

Radius bookcase (30"x12"x24" high). Two-shelf bookcase has a straight, open back and a curved front.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 36

Bookcase-on-stand is a reproduction of the "book presses" built in 1666 for English diarist Samuel Pepys. Case (14"x37"x61" high) features frame and panel back, glass doors and 5" high crown of molding. The stand (17" high) has cabriole legs with ball-and-claw feet.
WOODWORK #42 Dec 1996 pg. 45

Plans for a revolving bookcase which stands three feet high and about 20" square. The unit revolves for access to all four sides. Casters on the base allow the entire unit to be moved.
WOODWORKER #1011 Feb 1978 (v.82) pg. 86

Useful open bookcase. Four-shelf open-front bookcase is made from 10" wide stock. Overall dimensions are 56" wide, 49" tall and 13" deep.
WOODWORKER #1017 Aug 1978 (v.82) pg. 355

William & Mary display cabinet or bookcase. Features glass doors and a twin-arch top. Base is open. Overall dimensions are 72" tall, 31" wide and 10" deep. A simpler design alternative, with a closed base, is also shown.
WOODWORKER #1018 Sep 1978 (v.82) pg. 400

The Record Dowelling Jig #148. What it is and how to use it. Includes plans for a storage rack for all of the parts of the jig. Also includes plans for bookshelves made from veneered chipboard and jointed entirely by doweled joints made by using the Record dowelling jig.
WOODWORKER #1022 Jan 1979 (v.83) pg. 24 (+4)

Basic Chippendale. 18th century bookcase/cupboard. Part 1. Drawings, full cutting list, and construction details for the plinth, carcases and cornice. Dimensions: 79" tall, 41" wide, 16" deep.
WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 103

Basic Chippendale. 18th century bookcase/cupboard. Part 2. Moldings, doors, shelves, frames and finish.
WOODWORKER #1072 Mar 1983 (v.87) pg. 177

Gothic stand. Small, portable bookcase features 2 slanted shelves (24" long) supported by uprights decorated with scrollwork cutouts and decorative routed edges.
WOODWORKER Mar 1989 (v.93#3) pg. 208

Revolving bookcase (24"x24"x32" tall) is supported on a 6"-tall base of four curved feet. The corners feature turned spindles for decoration.
WOODWORKER Sep 1989 (v.93#9) pg. 834

Free-standing bookcase features unique frame-and-panel sides with arched rails, rounded stiles, and a V-shape join to the top. Overall dimensions: 24" wide, 50" tall, 12" deep.
WOODWORKER Jun 1990 (v.94#6) pg. 592

Decorative 2-shelf bookcase features turned posts at the front corners and decorative routing on the top and bottom rails. Can also be used as an open-front display case. Overall dimensions: 38"x9"x27" tall.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 576

Revolving bookcase is constructed of chipboard and covered with veneer. Overall dimensions: 18"x18"x21" tall.
WOODWORKER Jul 1991 (v.95#7) pg. 690

Be sure of your shelf. How to calculate the required thickness of shelves for heavy books, taking into consideration both the material and the location of shelf supports.
WOODWORKER Jun 1992 (v.96#6) pg. 27
Correction WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 11

Bookcase with drawers. Two-shelf bookcase with decorative turned legs at the front. The top apron incorporates three small drawers. Overall dimensions: 29"x10"x29" tall.
WOODWORKER Mar 1993 (v.97#3) pg. 37

Book store. A base cabinet with two frame and glass-paneled doors (37"x19"x32" tall) supports an open hutch featuring three shelves and a arch-shaped top (36"x14"x39" tall).
WOODWORKER Jul 1993 (v.97#7) pg. 33

Bookcase in the shape of a classical Greek temple is decorated with a parquetry pattern that simulates a book with its pages fanned out.
WOODWORKER Oct 1993 (v.97#10) pg. 60

Low bookcase table is designed to sit below a window. Reprinted from the October 1935 issue.
WOODWORKER Aug 1995 (v.99#8) pg. 86

Four shelf open front bookcase has an Early American or "country Chippendale" style. Measures 36" wide, 41" tall with three shelves 9" wide and the top shelf 6" wide.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1978 (v.2#3) pg. 10

Colonial water bench. This early American 3-shelf unit from New England is suitable for use as a small bookcase. Overall dimensions: 37" tall, 31" wide, 12" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 44

Barrister's bookcase. Enclosed bookcase features frame-and-panel construction and a lift-up glass door to protect the books. Each shelf is a separate cabinet which are stacked to the desired height.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 34

Early American style pine bookcase features three wide (9") and one narrow (6") shelf. Overall dimensions: 36" wide, 41" tall, 10" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 28

Stacking bookshelves. Four stepped bookshelf sections stack over a four-drawer base unit. The bookshelf sections are progressively narrower and have handle cutouts that allow moving the sections without removing the books. Overall dimensions: 42" wide, 69" tall, 14" deep (maximum). Est. cost: $100.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 48

Large cabinet with lockable base unit and lockable glass-panel doors on the top unit is suitable for use as a gun cabinet, display case, or enclosed bookcase. A hidden compartment holds the key to the locks. Overall dimensions: 36"x17"x77" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.15#5) pg. 48

Easy-build bookshelves have knock-down capability. Shelves slide down on four vertical dowels. Pins hold the shelves in the desired position.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.16#5) pg. 62

Cimarron. Southwestern-style bookcase features adjustable shelves, frame-and-panel sides, and a sunburst decoration for the top. Overall dimensions: 42"x9"x87" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 60

Mahogany bookcase. Two-shelf case (40"Lx14"Dx34"T) features dentil moldings, beveled-edge top, and frame-and-panel sides.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.19#6) pg. 20

Cape Barron Goose bookcase. A unique piece of furniture. This cabinet features a dual roof-shaped top with a stylized flying goose ornament in the center. The double doors feature rebated glass panels. The plinth (base) features coopered and mitered construction.
WOODWORKING TODAY #29 Mar 1992 pg. 60

Book and magazine commode.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1963 (v.19#5) pg. 44

Built-in bookshelf study.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 26

Sturdy four-shelf bookcase is 8"x30"x50" high.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 37

Angled-shelf bookcase, 12" deep, 40" wide, and 54" high, has four slanted shelves and a shallow flat shelf just under the top.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 35

Pole-shelf unit includes bookshelves, slanted magazine display rack, open and closed cabinets, desk, etc. Framework of square aluminum tubing.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1967 (v.23#1) pg. 32

Combination bookcase and dry-sink planter built from 1x12 pine with handtools.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1968 (v.24#4) pg. 32

Spanish-style bookcase has spindle-faced doors to close off shelves and four drawers in the base.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1971 (v.27#5) pg. 33

Three-shelf bookcase stands on 3" turned feet. Unit is 24" wide, 9" deep and 39" high.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1972 (v.28#2) pg. 56

How to make interlocking slotted bookcases. Can be made from either particleboard or plywood. No fasteners are used and units can be easily assembled or disassembled. Features a horizontal brace 3-3/4" wide beneath each shelf. Unit shown is 8 ft. long and 6 ft. high by 12" deep. Est. cost: $20.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 20

Table/bookcase combination rotates on a lazy-susan bearing. Drawer, open shelf and book section are accessible from two sides.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 8

Recessed archway is framed from plywood and covered with Z-brick. Adjustable shelves are installed in the 12"-deep recess. Can be used as a bar, bookcase, display area, etc.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1976 (v.32#3) pg. 40

Two bookcases you build. One is 60" tall, 25" wide and 10" deep with five shelves and a crown of cove molding. The second is a low (32") two-shelf unit with notched top and sides for extra rigidity.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 6

How to build a three-shelf Sheraton book stand. The stand is mounted on casters and has a shallow drawer across the bottom.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 102

Compact unit for a small bedroom consists of two bunk beds, a bookcase, five-drawer chest and a storage cabinet that all fit into an area 78" square.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 58

Simple bookshelves are made from 2x12s separated with "bricks" made of 2x4s.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 66

Narrow bookcase or display unit features oval-shaped shelves (12"x15") separated by spiral turnings. Unit stands 61" tall.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 30

Combination bookcase and storage cabinet. Dimensions: 76" tall, 46" wide, 12" deep. The storage section (15" wide) is concealed behind a louvered door.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1982 (v.38#1) pg. 79

Easy built-in bookcases are built from plywood or particleboard.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1982 (v.38#3) pg. 34

An open shelf cabinet (bookcase) is built from random width boards using butt joints, tenons, and frame-and-panel techniques. Overall dimensions: 36" tall, 30" wide, 16" deep.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1985 (v.41#2) pg. 78

Handy bookshelf storage unit incorporates TV cabinet. A cabinet (36" wide, 25" tall, 17" deep) with two frame-and-panel doors is used to conceal a TV. A large bookcase (36" wide, 50" tall, 13" deep) with adjustable shelving sits on top of the cabinet. The base cabinet can be the wooden cabinet from an old TV set.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 32

Home library. Bookshelves are built from floor-to-ceiling and over doorway. Three separate shelving units (97" tall, 39" wide, 8" deep) are assembled with molding to form the final unit.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 79

Stacking bookshelves can be readily disassembled. Make bookcases of any height by stacking these 12"-high units. One 4x8-ft. sheet of plywood produces six shelves.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1987 (v.43#1) pg. 90

Skillful ways to create storage. (1) Built-in etagere which doubles as a room divider. (2) Built-in bookcases which open outward revealing more storage. (3) Shelving and cabinets built into alcoves.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1987 (v.43#6) pg. 72

Cherrywood bookcase has top and bottom shelves dadoed into the sides. The center two shelves are adjustable. Scroll cuts in the toeplate, sides and top trim add colonial styling to the basic box. Overall dimensions: 37" tall, 36" wide, 12" deep.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1988 (v.44#4) pg. 54

Instant-change wall unit. Cabinets with sliding doors and adjustable bookshelves are both supported by "A-frame" uprights. The doors are painted white on one side and red or yellow on the other. They may be combined in various decorative ways.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 30
Correction WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 6

Build a good looking bookcase from less-expensive furniture grade knotty white pine. These floor-to-ceiling units feature one fixed shelf (for rigidity) and several adjustable shelves. A mortise-and-tenon face frame adds strength and conceals the shelf supports.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1989 (v.45#4) pg. 41

Cherry bookcase styling is taken from traditional mission-style furniture. It is basically four square uprights supporting 5 open shelves.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1993 (v.49#4) pg. 28

Birch plywood floor-to-ceiling bookcase uses conventional plywood for case and lumbercore plywood for shelves.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1995 (v.51#2) pg. 40

Barrister bookcase. Modular units with glass-panel doors that flip up and slide back into the case. Includes instructions for making the basic unit and a set of legs.
WORKBENCH Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.51#6) pg. 26

Built-in bookcase (24"x12"x81" high) with frame-and-panel glass doors. A second article describes how to break into an existing wall and frame the bookcase. A third article describes how to make custom molding in the workshop. A fourth article describes the techniques of frame-and-panel construction.
WORKBENCH Feb 1997 (v.53#1) pg. 24, 30, 32, 39

Craftsman-style modular bookcase. MDF boxes in two sizes are stacked in various combinations. Some of the boxes are then outfitted with frame-and-panel doors (featuring three vertical panels instead of two). May also be constructed more simply for use as general storage cabinets.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1998 (v.54#6) pg. 34