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Modified Bookcase

Ron M purchased plan #035 recently and has just sent me pictures of his finished modified bookcase.

Ron took the basic bookcase cabinet and adapted it to suit his (and his wife’s) needs. Plans really are just a starting point for your own creativity. Ron and his wife didn’t need a bookcase but they did need a shoe-case so with a few simple modifications they now have a storage case in their walk-in closet.

Basic Bookcase

In Ron’s words ….

“I built this bookcase for my wife to use as a shoe case in our walk-in closet.  We had some nice vertical space and I wanted a plan that would fit and look like a built in.  This plan did the trick.  The plan is nicely done and fit together like a glove. I made two structural change, instead of tenons and mortise on the case frame I used pocket screws and I added a french cleat to stabilize the top against the wall.  Build this for a refresher project or a first project its a fun build.”


The cabinet looks excellent. I’m sure you and your wife will enjoy the extra space for years to come. Thank you for posting your project.




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