This Craftsman-style bookcase uses traditional woodworking techniques to create a project that adds style and storage to your home.
This project looks to be a relatively simple, medium-size bookcase with a couple drawers at the bottom. But this project includes some pretty interesting woodworking techniques. The shelves, for instance, are solid wood panels over 11" wide, so they need to be able to expand and contract freely. This design uses a traditional joinery solution: sliding half dovetails that allow the shelves to move with seasonal changes in humidity without causing the joints to loosen.
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What You Get:
- 12 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 60 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Shop-tested technique for sliding dovetail joinery ensures your success
- Materials list and cutting diagrams
- Retail sources for project 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.