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Barrister Bookcase Woodworking Plan

barrister bookcase Woodworking PlanFlexible, 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).
closer look photo
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.

Joinery Used
Suggested Power Tools
Mortise & Tenon, Tongue & Groove
Table Saw w/ Dado Blade, Router Table

12 pages of step-by-step instructions
Full-color photos and exploded views
Detailed tool setup illustrations
Materials list and cutting diagram
Plans for a tenon cutting jig!
All for only $9.95
Download Plan to Your Computer
This woodworking plan is a downloadable PDF file that you will save to your computer after you complete your order.

Barrister's Bookcase Woodworking Plan