A big project: The Massive Bookcase, in this photo almost completed. I now have the downloadable plan for this unique bookcase available.
Not long ago, a visitor sent me an email asking for plans of a project I completed about five years ago which I call "The Massive Bookcase." The thing is, I have never made plans for that bookcase. Since I was wrapping up work on plans for the Tornado Bed, I decided "Making a Massive Bookcase Step-by-Step" would be the next one to tackle. I completed it yesterday and it is ready to go.
This bookcase was design to fit a specific space in the home office of a local college professor. It stands eight feet tall, five feet wide and is slender at one foot deep. It is a big bookcase – not the most complex project I have tackled, but it is the largest.
I used several basic construction techniques which I have come to use on many of my other projects, but the fact that this is basically a knock-down bookcase means a few unique steps in the process. I built it in separate sections so it could be easily moved through the narrow hallway of my client’s home. You can easily adjust the deminsions so the bookcase can fit your needs, and you don’t have to make yours in knock-down form like I did.
Here is a glimpse of what you will find inside Making a Massive Bookcase Step-by-Step (click images to enlarge):
- 10 Pages of instruction
- 22 Color illustrations
- A link to the SketchUp model
A super cool project plan experience - Sawtooth Ideas.com
Making a Massive Bookcase Step-by-Step is available as an instant download for $5.95 from Sawtooth Ideas. This new site provides a unique way to view project plans. You can download them in the normal way; as a PDF file, but the plan becomes interactive with their IdeaRoom software. You can see the finished project in 3D, a 3D exploded view, and even zoom in and find dimensions for specific components, again in 3D. Best of all their IdeaRoom software is available for use on a mobile device like a smart phone or tablet.
To get this plan at Sawtooth Ideas, click here.
A note about my woodworking plans: I go to great lengths to organize them so they will be easy to follow. Prior to building a project, thoroughly read through the plan and make sure you understand all of the process. If you find something to be confusing, all you have to do is email me your question and lets talk about it. My email address is email@example.com.
I hope you enjoy this woodworking plan. Also, if you build this project or a version of it, I’d like to see how it turned out. Please send me a photo of it.