Simple construction and low-cost materials provide the surprise ending in this tale of a room reborn as a library.
Most bookcases and display shelves are placed in a room wherever they fit. In this project, however, the bookcase is the room — or at least one wall of it. The nice thing about a project like this is that it takes advantage of an enormous amount of wall space that typically goes unused. A less obvious advantage of this bookcase is how incredibly simple it is to build and install. All of the casework is built using butt joints and screws. The shelves, all of which are adjustable, rest on shelf pins that snap into metal standards. To keep the size of the project manageable, the bookcase is built in sections that are tied together as they’re installed. The finishing touches are equally simple. A bit of crown molding, a touch of trim, and a coat of paint complete the picture.
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- 28 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions including
- 100 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- 7-printable (digital) pages of tips for perfect results with crown molding
- Plans for a flush trim jig for your router
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for the hardware and supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.