Peter Turner’s small, easy-to-build bookcase is modeled after one his great-grandmother owned. It’s simple, and he chose richly figured cherry to set off the wood. He roughed out the pieces from 7-in. stock, but he explains how to build it if you choose to edge-join boards. Then he joined the V-shelves, cut the biscuit slots, and shaped the edges. Multiple drawings show how a jig helps cut the tapers and various side views of the piece. The slots in the sides and shelves need to match, so he marked the location of the mating slots on the bookcase’s sides. Turner used a template for the cutouts in the sides, and he used a shopmade squaring jig during clamp-up.

From Fine Woodworking #126