When I learned about the bookcase design challenge I immediately wanted to design this bookshelf. I came up with the original idea when I took a furniture design class at BYU from Kip Christensen. I decided then to fully design and build a different project which I will post later on my blog.
I draw inspiration for this project from, well… trees. What better inspiration is there to a woodworker? As I designed this project ideas kept flowing and the end product just kept getting better and better. As I have shown in this Sketchup file this bookcase is very modular and can fit a variety of needs in different positions. You can build and assemble the bookcase in quarters. Put two quarters together to make a half, and put two halves together to make a whole. Although I have not constructed this project physically, I have created all the pieces in Sketchup and technically this piece should be fairly easy to build. I’d love to hear feedback on the design.
-- “If we don’t try, then we don’t do; and if we don’t do, then why are we here?” -Shenandoah