A cap a base and a case with about a 14 opening a slightly shorter 12 version of the case is also included. Get started by milling.
With only two units your barrister s bookcase does double duty as a sideboard or hall table each unit measures approximately 15 high 36 1 4 wide and 13 1 2 deep.
Lawyers bookcases woodwork woodworking plans. Mill to size and thickness the material for the top front rails rear rails and the catch rails as well as the bottoms. Three units shown featured inwood issue 149 june july 2003. And this particular barrister s bookcase is made up of three different sections.
This early example of modular office furniture still makes it case you may stack the modular bookshelf units up to five high. Looking for a neat and attractive way to store your volumes these modular bookcases just might be the ticket. The completed lawyer s bookcase measures five feet tall by four feet wide by one foot deep if you adhere to the lawyer s bookcase plans.
You can get away with using a secondary wood for the rear and catch rails as we chose to do because these pieces will not be seen as you view the bookcase. The shorter unit will accept 10 high books while the larger unit will take books up to 12 high. The bookcase isn t built as a single large unit it s modular.
Not just for law books anymore this barrister s bookcase plan was revamped to provide a dust free environment for the designer s record album collection. Open sides make it light on its feet and a snap to build using common lumber. Detailed project plans illustrate the construction of the cases and pulley system and a side article by alec waters details the guides that align overhead doors.
Among the victims of california s 1989 loma prieta earthquake was a sectional bookcase also known as a lawyer s or barrister s bookcase belonging to a friend of mine. This bookshelf plan includes step by step instructions photos diagrams a materials and tool list a cut list and user submitted photos of the bookcases they made using this plan. We recommend using the barrister bookcase hardware kit item 10195 sold separately.
Machine accordingly we sug gest starting with two or three cases a top and a base. Ana white has a free bookshelf plan that will get you this beautiful rustic wood bookshelf made of solid pine boards. As pictured the bottom case measures 16 inches tall the top one is 12 inches tall and the two middle cases are 14 inches tall but the combination is up to the builder.
Start with two or three and build more as the need arises. When you look at this barrister s bookcase it would be easy to miss the fact that it s not built like most bookcases. This classic bookcase lends a prestigious feel to any office and any collection of books or otherwise.
Two sizes are provided for by the plans. Modular barrister s bookcases 65 base. Bookcases can be used side by side with no gap between for an attractive library wall system.
Bookcase vintage woodworking plan this is a vintage woodworking plan. Book nook bookcase downloadable woodworking plan pdf this bookcases angled shelf makes it easy to browse titles without bending while the top and bottom shelves provide display space. All pieces connect to the sides with pocket screws.