Philip C. Lowe shows how to make three bookcases of varying complexity; which to build merely depends on time, budget, and circumstance. If you need one in a hurry, you can knock together a sturdy bookcase with premilled pine using simple dado construction. If you want something more substantial but don’t have the time or money for a solid piece, you can make a bookcase from hardwood plywood with solid wood facings. Last, Lowe shows how to make one with adjustable shelves, dovetail joinery, a face frame and curvaceous ogee bracket feet. Project plans for each version give dimensions and show construction details.

From Fine Woodworking #133