August 7, 2012
Learn about basic choices for staining and protecting the bookcase
September 26, 2008
Wedged tenons and clean lines define this oak original. You cut the through mortises with a plunge router and template. Get step-by-step instructions and download the plan.
May 22, 2008
Sliding dovetails join the shelves to the curved, tapered sides. Building this piece will let you hone your skills with a bandsaw and router. Get step-by-step instructions and a free project plan.
November 1, 2007
Learn to taper sliding dovetails for an easier glue-up
September 1, 2007
Hollow, quartersawn columns and traditional inlay elevate an easy project
March 1, 2007
An updated version of an Arts and Crafts classic. Read how the author builds it, watch a video of his technique for cutting through-mortises with no tearout, and order complete project plans.
January 5, 2007
Online calculator determines thickness and length to prevent shelves from sagging
April 10, 2006
Q: I’m building a series of storage cabinets for my shop. Some (24 in. deep by 30 in. wide by 30 in. tall) will roll on casters and some (10…
March 1, 2006
How to support loads of any size and weight for years to come
October 31, 2005
While a case suggests a closed object, bookcases are now very commonly open fronted, and as such are often really no more than a simple series of shelves designed to…
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