I attempted to design more than a bookcase I was trying for a piece of universal furniture. My plan is to build two identical book cases that can be used alone, stacked or incorporated with a desk top. This design would be great for small apartments or school dorms.
The curved frames are made using bent wood lamination, and the side panels from ¾’ Hardwood veneer plywood which would add strength and stability to the design. To give the cabinets a look of fine furniture I would use box joints where the rear and bottom of the frame meet the bent area. Each cabinet would be 18” wide, 28” tall and 16” deep.
This my first serious attempt with sketchup, I hope the sketches make sense. I found using box.net that I have to open the files as read only to view them. If anyone has trouble opening the files or knows if I did something wrong please let me know.
-- Bob, Rockford IL,