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Vern's Wood Goods Shares Plans for Rock-Solid, Low Cost Bookcase; Available Free from WWGOA
Vern's Wood Goods has designed an elegant bookcase, which is rock solid, simple to build, and economical using materials that are available from most home centers. The plans are now available for free on the WoodWorkers Guild of America web site.
Vern's Wood Goods rose to the challenge, and designed a bookcase that more than meets the requirements. The bookcase is approximately three feet wide, and six feet tall, with five shelves. When fully loaded, the shelves show no sign of strain, and the shelves can be adjusted to meet the needs of each classroom. The material cost for each unit is around $100, and the finished unit compares favorably to bookcases costing $600 - $800 at fancy furniture stores. That savings can likely fund most or all of the tools necessary to complete this project, so if you are looking for a way to justify taking the plunge into woodworking, this might be just the project to lure you in.
Vern Mayer explains: "The bookcase was designed for my granchildren's school, and now with six of them in use at the school they have been such a big hit that we wanted to share the plans so that others could take advantage of our design effort. Woodworking icon George Vondriska, Managing Editor at WoodWorkers Guild of America, graciously allowed us to share this design with WWGOA members. To anyone who builds one of these units: be safe, have fun, and good luck!"
The bookcase is simple but elegant, and would look great in a den, office, bedroom, living/family room, or school.
The free plan includes a complete cut list and optimized plywood sheet layout diagram, along with many photos and easy step-by-step instructions. This plan, along with volumes of other woodworking wisdom can be found on-line at the WoodWorkers Guild of America web site:
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