Most of us are collectors. We collect everything from A to Z-from art objects to zoom lenses. As collectibles accumulate, we find we need places to organize, store, or display them. Although some people choose to buy the necessary units, many like to save money and exercise a bit of creativity by making their own.
This fact is shown by the great popularity of do-ityourself shelving hardware. What seems to be lacking, though, is a source of ideas for easy-to-make contemporary shelving and storage that offers do-it-yourselfers a chance to express their individuality. Isn't this why you're reading How to Make Bookshelves and Cabinets?
Even if you've never handled a saw, you can learn to make storage and display units. The following pages tell the inexperienced carpenter everything he needs to know about buying materials, using tools, and constructing bookshelves and cabinets.