How to Make Bookshelves & Bookcases: 19 Outstanding Storage Projects from the Experts at American Woodworker

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From a simple wall shelf to a grand bookcase, each project in How to Make Bookshelves and Bookcases provides step-by-step instructions, exploded diagrams, and a helpful cutting list to minimize waste and guarantee success. Build functional yet stylish pieces from a simple wall shelf to a grand bookcase. The experts at American Woodworker give step-by-step instructions using various types of wood.
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Overview

From a simple wall shelf to a grand bookcase, each project in How to Make Bookshelves and Bookcases provides step-by-step instructions, exploded diagrams, and a helpful cutting list to minimize waste and guarantee success. Build functional yet stylish pieces from a simple wall shelf to a grand bookcase. The experts at American Woodworker give step-by-step instructions using various types of wood.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
All of the popular woodworking magazines have at one time or another, offered plans to make bookshelves and bookcases of varied styles. The following American Woodworker book puts theirs together in this book.

The editors and writers of American Woodworker magazine have put together this collection of excellent bookcases in styles and sizes to fill just about any space or style.

The authors start from the basics and walk the woodworker through the various processes of bookcase construction. The book is rife with ideas to make your bookcase efficiently with a minimum of wasted materials. Specific styles are addressed and there is a step by step plan for an elegant Craftsman style library. From shadow boxes to étagère's, you will I'm sure be impressed with the 19 bookcase variations illustrated.

From simple wall shelves to elaborate floor-to-ceiling bookcases, this superb collection of 19 storage projects from the pages of American Woodworker is sure to help you organize and beautify your home. Extensive instructionals on techniques guide the beginner and challenge the expert: sliding dovetails, torsion-box construction, floating shelves, and more. Each project includes step-by-step instructions, exploded diagrams and a full cut list to minimize waste and ensure success.

HOW TO MAKE BOOKSHELVES & BOOKCASES, from the editors of American Woodworker Magazine, includes a compilation of articles on making shop-tested shelves and bookcases. From rustic to contemporary, readers will find 19 projects for a sliding bookrack with Arts and Crafts details, a Swedish wall shelf you can make in an afternoon, cantilevered display shelves, a dovetailed bookcase, the popular floating shelves that defy gravity, a cottage bookcase made from reclaimed lumber, a display cabinet with built-in light and glass doors, and much more. Durable and strong, the shelves and bookcases inside this new, handy project guide are sure to beautify the home and provide years of usefulness.

With 20 step-by-step projects, you'll be making all manner of excuses to create superb storage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565234581
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Best of American Woodworker Magazine
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,071,763
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1985, American Woodworker magazine is the premier magazine for woodworking, having featured every top woodworker in the country. Both technical and accessible, the magazine has a circulation of 275,000, with more than 150 issues in their backlist.
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Table of Contents

*Stonger Shelves

*Sliding Bookrack

*Swedish Wall Shelf

*Cantilevered Display Shelves

*Floating Shelves

*Walnut Wall Shelves

*Bow-Front Bookcase

*Contemporary Bookcase

*Free-Form Wall Shelves

*Dovetailed Bookcase

*Cottage Bookcase

*Two-Part Bookcase

*Sliding Door Bookcase

*Display Cabinet

*Craftsman Bookcase

*Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase

*Craftsman-Style Bookcases and Mantel

*Grand Bookcase

*Sapele Display Cabinet

*Index

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