How to Build a Small Bookcase with Moldings
Assemble a custom storage piece with plywood and moldings, or select a ready-made option
It's a shame to closet your collectibles when open shelving puts those prized possessions on proud display. And it doesn't take much to build yourself a custom bookcase: A few sheets of veneer plywood and some inexpensive molding, and you're well on your way to creating a proper showcase for your hardback favorites and treasured curios. Or you can find one that suits your space in a range of styles and materials, from unadorned models made of engineered wood to hardwood beauties with adjustable shelving and fancy molding. Either way, consider an attention-grabbing color to ramp up the statement.
Pictured: oak veneer bookcase finished in Empire Red from Gothic Cabinet Craft, about $320