modular design lets you mix and match components to fit the style of
your room. As you collect more books, just build another section (which is probably
why these bookcases were so popular with lawyers to begin with).
A simple cleat system (common in antiques) holds all the sections together securely,
yet allows the bookcase to be easily disassembled and relocated to another part
of the house.
The bookcase we built here (photo
left) is made up of four different sections: a cap, a base, and two sizes of cases
- one with about a 14" opening and a slightly shorter 12" version. This
woodworking plan was originally published in Woodsmith Magazine No. 134.