So how do we get a high quality solid wood bookcase without spending $350? Easy. Just build it. Special thanks to our readers for sharing their photos.
Use 2″ nails to fasten all joints and glue unless otherwise noted. Make sure to fasten all joints to all neighboring boards to reinforce your joints. It is always better to nail from two different directions than just one.
Measure the front of the bottom and miter the front footer, piece G, to exactly match. The outside corners will be 45 degrees outward. Then take an exact measurement for the side pieces and cut the footer, mitering the front edge 45 degrees outward.