Trough-Style Bookrack

This stylish bookrack can be at home in any room of the house. The woodworking challenges make it a great project to build.

A sturdy bookrack with shelves above and below offers convenient storage when placed in a hallway or just about any room. And this bookrack not only helps out with your storage needs, but provides an attractive accent piece to the room as well. But for a woodworker, the greatest thing about this bookrack is building it. The curved front legs that give the piece such a unique profile also feature mortise and tenon joinery on both the faces and edges to hold the rails on the sides and the stretchers. But the most notable feature is the trough-style shelf that holds the books at an angle for easy viewing of the titles. This shelf rests on steel pins at the front edge and a stretcher at the back.



What You Get:

  • 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 30 full-color photos and illustrations
  • Shop-tested tips and techniques
  • Materials list and cutting diagram
  • Retail sources for project supplies

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