I saw this design challenge just surfing the net one day. I just so happened to be working on a bookcase design of my own. So here it is. In my design is made to be broken down easily to be shipped. So the spacers are made of metal. I don’t know if that qualifies for the challenge. But it is just a design. They could easily be made out of wooden dowels or even antiqued cooper pipe for that matter. In my mock ups I used white ash. One is done natural with a tung oil and wax finish and the other is stained with a dark red mahogany ultra penetrating dye stain (ultra penetrating because white ash is so dense) also with a tung oil and wax finish. The color combinations are endless with different types of wood, dowels, or metal pipes. The design is simple. The shelves are 8 inches wide and 36 inches long with a 45 degree champher edge on top and bottom that does not show up well in the pictures and is not in the drawing. But I was thinking 10 inches wide would be better. The spacers are 18 inches and the toe kick is 3 inches. What I like about this design is that it is simple. It could be made with basic woodworking skills and a blueprint. What I also like about it is that it is not a CASE so to speak. They are more like shelves. I think it makes a great display for art, sculpture, etc. And because it isn’t a case you can see the color of the wall through it. Which makes it very minimal as far as the impact on a room. It can also be used as a divider in a room. It could be made to any deminsion. So this is my bookcase design. I hope you like it!
P.S. I havn’t figured out how to post my googlesketchup design yet?
-- Nick Kerpan